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Latest Magnolia – Fall 2021

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The Cherokee Garden Library of the Atlanta History Center is the topic of the feature article of this Magnolia. Members may not only be surprised to learn about its vast collections, ongoing acquisitions, collection conservation work, programs, exhibitions, and many partnerships, but also the CGL’s long history and symbiotic relationship with SGHS. The issue holds an intriguing article about how a Google search connected Mike Belcher, grandson of Colonel Taylor Belcher of the Garrison Oil Company (Garrison, NY), to landscape historian Judith Tankard. This connection ultimately led to the rescue and donation of the Ellen Shipman Garden Photography Collection to the Archives of American Gardens at the Smithsonian Institution. This issue’s book review by Kenneth McFarland discusses Nature’s Palette: A Color Reference from the Natural World. When was the nomenclature of colors invented? Who were the key players in this work overtime? And why is this work relevant to our lives today when we study and enjoy nature? These and many other questions are answered in McFarland’s thoughtful review. Davyd Foard Hood’s “In Print” highlights the new book about the extraordinary gardens created by Arabella Lennox-Boyd around the globe. Another page gives us details on the 38th annual SGHS meeting being held at Mount Vernon, April 22-24, 2022. The issue also has an update from Jeff Lewis, Chair of the Scholarships and Awards Committee, on the three scholarships available to undergraduate and graduate students and young professionals for the forthcoming annual meeting and a callout to encourage those we know to apply. The issue closes with an acknowledgment page to the SGHS benefactors, patrons, sustainers, and donors. The SGHS editors and authors hope the issue will bring knowledge and enjoyment to all.
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