Unearthing The Secret Garden: The Plants and Places That Inspired Frances Hodgson Burnett by Marta McDowell

Unearthing The Secret Garden: The Plants and Places That Inspired Frances Hodgson Burnett by [Marta McDowell]

Playdownloaded book the 20th of September

Is this a gateway drug for gardening (Juvenile fiction). This book looks at the 3 gardens of Burnett. Let’s find the KEY! the locked door.

Burnett learned the language of the “common folks” (local language) went from riches-rags-back to riches. She also gardens in her imagination.

Trip from the UK to Tennessee (she felt part of nature)

She grew wild rape to create paper for her writing career.

her husband had a medical practice

this is like a Harry Potter of the day

She loved fashion but also had health issue while traveling across the pond (Paris) and Washington DC.

She also created plays.

She thinks she is lazy P.44

In 1898 she graduated from Harvard P. 48

Chapter 2 Finding the Key p. 47

She moved into Maythan Hall p.52

Gardeners are forward looking

talk of the gardener at Maythan and sun dials (all were included in “the secret garden”)

she like writting with pen and paper

she like writing in the morning in the rose garden p. 66

married twice, she then got divorced in two years

plant as shown to be life to come!

She liked the book: My Roses and How I Grow Them p. 86

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