“The grass grew green again and the woods were full of wildflowers.”
Long before she was a writer, Laura Ingalls Wilder was a gardener and farmer, growing food for the table and raising crops for sale. In the beautifully crafted articles shared with us by Marta McDowell, she depicts Laura Ingalls Wilder as not just an American children’s author, but as a nature writer as well. “When you think of “Little House on the Prairie,” you may think of the covered wagon journey, Jack the brindle Bulldog’s loss and return, log cabin construction or fever ‘n’ ague. I think about potatoes,” she explains.
Marta McDowell lives, gardens, and writes in Chatham, New Jersey. She writes and lectures on gardening topics and teaches landscape history and horticulture at the New York Botanical Garden, where she studied landscape design. Her interest is in authors and their gardens, the connection between the pen and the trowel.
Special Giveaway – September 4 to 25, 2017
In this special giveaway from September 4 through 25, you will have the opportunity to win one of SIX (6) Giveaway Prize Packages comprised of autographed copies of Marta McDowell’s wonderful books published by Timber Press and of a DVD of “The Legacy of Laura Ingalls Wilder” documentary.
One of 6 autographed copies of The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder by Marta McDowell.
The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder, by author Marta McDowell, explores Wilder’s deep relationship with the landscape. Follow the Wilder’s wagon trail starting in the Wisconsin setting of Little House in the Big Woods, through the Dakotas, and finally to Missouri.
One of 6 autographed copies of All the Presidents’ Gardens by Marta McDowell.
In All the Presidents’ Gardens author, Marta McDowell tells the untold history of the White House Grounds with historical and contemporary photographs, vintage seeds catalogs, and rare glimpses into Presidential pastimes.
One of 6 autographed copies of Beatrix Potter’s Gardening Life by Marta McDowell.
Beatrix Potter’s Gardening Life is the first book to explore the origins of Beatrix Potter’s love of gardening and plants and show how this passion came to be reflected in her work.
One of 6 DVDs of the “The Legacy of Laura Ingalls Wilder” documentary.
“Little House on the Prairie: The Legacy of Laura Ingalls Wilder” is a one-hour documentary that goes beyond the famed Little House book series to the behind-the-scenes, true life story of one of America’s most iconic authors, Laura Ingalls Wilder. Her adventures come to life through passages from the Little House books, interviews with Wilder scholars and historians, archival photography, paintings from famous frontier artists, dramatic reenactments, a beautiful original score and original illustrations.
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