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My name is Lucy Mercer. I’m a writer, a mom, a wife, a daughter, a friend, in no particular order. Or maybe that is a particular order because words are always with me, a phrase or sentence or paragraph continually working itself out in my brain’s endless stream of prose.
A Cook and Her Books is my space to share what I love to talk about: gardening and food, with a side of creativity and connection. Follow me here and on Facebook and Instagram for posts about what’s growing, what’s cooking and what’s going on.
LATEST BLOG POSTS
In “Conquer the Soil,” Abra Lee tells the stories of Black American’s contributions to horticulture. My story about Abra’s work now appears in Salvation South. Read more about Abra and her work.
A world class garden in the North Georgia foothills, Gibbs Gardens is worth visiting anytime of year, but especially in early spring when the daffodils bloom.
Learn how to plant a head planter with “hair” — strands of fish scale sedum that will grow long and beautiful.