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Spring 2023 Magnolia

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Leading this issue is a review by Adam Martin of the Society’s 39th annual meeting held in Natchitoches, Louisiana. It includes full descriptions of the meeting’s programming and photos of speakers, meeting attendees, and many beautiful sites visited. Keeli Windham’s study on boxwood blight provides an update on treatments, protocols, and current progress in battling a disease that affects so many historic gardens throughout the South. Davyd Foard Hood reviews I’ll Build a Stairway to Paradise: A Life of Bunny Mellon, by well-known garden historian and author Mac Griswold. This issue begins and ends with acknowledgment of the loss of several important members of the Society. During our annual meeting we honored Patti McGee posthumously with the William Lanier Hunt Award. Remembrances of Frances Parker and Bartram’s Garden Curator Joel Fry are posted on the SGHS website. Finally, we remember Rudy Favretti, who died in April at age 90, as landscape architect for the Garden Club of Virginia as well as for his influential role in many Restoring Southern Gardens and Landscapes Conferences and involvement during the early years of SGHS.


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