On March 1, 1958, The New Yorker ran a column entitled "Onward and Upward in the Garden", a critical review of garden catalogs, in which Katharine White extolled the writings of "seedmen and nurserymen" those unsung authors who produced her favorite reading matter. Thirteen more columns followed over the years. Two years after her death in 1977, E.B. White collected and published the series with a fond introduction. The result is this sharp-eyed appreciation of the green world of growing things, of the aesthetic pleasures of gardens and garden writing, and of the dreams that gardens inspire. Paperback. 362 pgs.