Eudora Welty was an enthusiastic gardener, to the point that at times her dedication competed with her devotion to writing: “I have lots of energy and full days working, but on flowers, not stories—there is so much to do outside that I may never get through and never get to stories.” Although she always referred to the garden at 1119 Pinehurst as her mother’s garden, two books reveal that she was herself a passionate gardener: Julia Eichelberger in Tell About Night Flowers: Eudora Welty’s Gardening Letters, 1940-1949 collects Welty’s letters to her literary agent, Diarmuid Russell, and to her romantic interest, John Robinson, who was away at war during most of this time period. Susan Haltom and Jane Roy Brown in One Writer’s Garden: Eudora Welty’s Home Place detail the planning, construction, and ongoing effort by Welty’s mother, Chestina, and then by Eudora Welty herself, on the Pinehurst garden, placing this one garden in the larger context of gardening in American life.