WorldCat Identities

Lacy, Allen 1935-2015

Overview
Works: 22 works in 67 publications in 5 languages and 4,293 library holdings
Genres: Records and correspondence  History  Fiction  Biography  Diaries  Periodicals  Pictorial works  Manuscripts  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Translator
Classifications: PQ6639.N3, 635.9
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Allen Lacy
The garden in autumn by Allen Lacy( Book )

6 editions published between 1952 and 1995 in English and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book gives complete and practical advice on growing a universe of unusual and wonderful plants that shine in the fall
Peace in war : a novel by Miguel de Unamuno( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The inviting garden : gardening for the senses, mind, and spirit by Allen Lacy( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miguel de Unamuno: the rhetoric of existence by Allen Lacy( Book )

15 editions published in 1967 in 4 languages and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gardening with groundcovers and vines by Allen Lacy( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first fully illustrated book to consider these two kinds of plants as indispensable elements of a garden--instead of substitutes for turf grass in shady spots or to help screen an ugly view. Garden columnist Allen Lacy explores the unsuspected charm and beauty of these plants, teaching his readers that together they provide the density, diversity, and depth that are essential to a truly satisfying garden. The book goes far beyond the staples, calling attention to hundreds of easily but not commonly grown plants: groundcovers for sunny places and shady ones, herbaceous perennials and woody plants, vines both perennial and annual. With over 140 full-color photographs.--From publisher description
Home ground : a gardener's miscellany by Allen Lacy( Book )

4 editions published between 1984 and 1992 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gardening for love : the market bulletins by Elizabeth Lawrence( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American gardener : a sampler( Book )

2 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The glory of roses by Christopher Baker( Book )

10 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Farther afield : a gardener's excursions by Allen Lacy( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rock garden in the South by Elizabeth Lawrence( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

<Div>Available in paperback for the first time, this book features the avid gardener and beloved writer Elizabeth Lawrence''s thoughts on rock gardening.</div>
In a green shade : writings from Homeground by Allen Lacy( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A year in our gardens : letters by Nancy Goodwin and Allen Lacy by Nancy Goodwin( Book )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Through their letters, Lacy and Goodwin provide a charming and revealing chronicle of their lives and the lives of their gardens. They exchange stories of their horticultural successes and failures; trade information about a great many plants; discuss their hopes, fears, and inspirations; and muse on the connections between gardening and music, family, and friendship."--Jacket
The gardener's eye and other essays by Allen Lacy( Book )

2 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Allen Lacy's homeground( )

in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miguel de Unamuno : studies in logic and existence by Allen Lacy( )

4 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hallowed be thy name in teaching : rising up early and teaching them by Allen Lacy( Book )

1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The private world : selections from the Diario íntimo and selected letters, 1890-1936 by Miguel de Unamuno( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A gardener's miscellany by Allen Lacy( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Henry Mitchell on gardening by Henry Mitchell( )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gardeners disagree about many things-cannas, double petunias, the color magenta-but on one subject they are unanimous. Henry Mitchell was simply the best garden writer this country has ever produced. As Allen Lacy writes in his introduction to this, the final collection of Mitchell's gardening essays, "In a time when most garden writing was lethally dull and as impersonal as a committee report, Henry Mitchell was the great exception. He was often funny. He was always passionate, for his loves were many, although by the evidence he was especially enamored of bearded irises, roses, and dragonflies. He was endlessly quotable, whether he was telling his faithful readers that 'marigolds should be used as sparingly as ultimatums' or reminding them that 'to go from winter to summer you have to pass March.'" But Mitchell was more than a master essayist whose newspaper columns were read and treasured even by those who had no interest in gardens or in his other passion, dogs. He was a great teacher. As one reviewer said of his book One Man's Garden, it "reflects a zest for gardening and provides more useful advice than one could find in a dozen how-to books." For twenty years Mitchell's column "The Essential Earthman" was a weekly feature in the Washington Post. And whether he was extolling the perfection of the capital's summer weather (best enjoyed at six A.M. while viewing his water lilies and eating an ice-cold Vidalia onion sandwich) or deriding the idea that England was a decent place to garden or extolling the virtue of leaving plants alone if they are doing well, his reputation spread through friends who clipped his columns and sent them to those unlucky enough not to have access to the Post. When his first collection, The Essential Earthman, was published, Mitchell became the national treasure he deserved to be. As Lacy writes, "These books will continue to find and delight new readers long into the coming century, for they are classics."
 
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The inviting garden : gardening for the senses, mind, and spirit
Alternative Names
Lacy, David Allen, III, 1935-2015

Languages
English (57)

French (3)

German (2)

Spanish (1)

Dutch (1)

Covers
Home ground : a gardener's miscellanyThe American gardener : a samplerThe glory of rosesFarther afield : a gardener's excursionsA rock garden in the SouthIn a green shade : writings from HomegroundA year in our gardens : letters by Nancy Goodwin and Allen LacyThe gardener's eye and other essays