Eternal Walling. "A Gardener's Log" by Edna Walling. [review]
Were she alive, Edna Walling would probably be delighted to know that another of her books has been reissued. She might also be astonished and just a little peeved. After a brilliant career as a garden designer, columnist and author — as well as photographer, cottage designer and ardent protector of the natural landscape — Walling’s fame had all but faded by the time she died in 1973 at the age of seventy-seven. Few noticed her passing. However, her renaissance began in the early 1980s, with new editions of selected works and with Peter Watts’s widely praised "The Gardens of Edna Walling". Many more such publications followed.