Books: Green Thoughts

ONWARD AND UPWARD IN THE GARDEN

by Katharine S. White

Edited and with an introduction by

E.B. White; Farrar, Straus & Giroux;

362 pages; $12.95

She was a founding mother of The New Yorker. She was also a gardener, a fiercely dedicated grubber of New England soil, an avid and acerbic consumer of seed catalogues. She had readjust about everything written about greenery and had strong opinions on every specimen from azalea to zinnia. So strong that Katharine S. White managed to sow in the least rustic of magazines a classic series of green thoughts: on herbs and weeds, trees and seeds, pedigreed blooms...

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