Often described as the savior of the Everglades, Marjory Stoneman Douglas is best known for having been Florida's most passionate environmentalist, but she was first, foremost, and always a writer. As the author of fiction and nonfiction books, most notably The Everglades: River of Grass, and scores of short stories, Douglas devoted over ninety years to her career as a writer. Her fascinating and little-known work as a journalist began as a columnist for the Miami Herald.
Essays by a pioneering Florida horticulturist describing tropical Ft. Myers and other favorite natural places in Florida, early Florida gardens and gardeners (including Edison, David Fairchild, and Charles Deering), and his observations on a variety
Essays by a pioneering Florida horticulturist describing his first gardens in Florida, early experiences with the climate and soils, and observations on a wide range of plants including conifers, live oaks, myrtles, orchids, flowering trees, bromeliads,