As a cherished contributor to Victoria, photographer Georgianna Lane’s beautiful images have brought delight and depth to the pages of our myriad publications. We are thrilled to offer signed copies of her latest hardcover book, Lilacs: Beautiful Varieties for Home and Garden, created in collaboration with author Naomi Slade.
The seventh book in the Gibbs Smith flower series brims with the perfume of love and memories of home. Lilacs have been the source of inspiration for artists throughout history; Impressionists Vincent Van Gogh and Claude Monet each created famous paintings depicting the beauty of lilacs. These fragrant flowers became a popular garden choice in the eighteenth century, particularly across North America, and lingering shrubs and blooms found in the wild are a telltale indication of where earlier dwellings might have stood. Naomi Slade’s inspirational commentary, with no-fuss gardening notes, shows that anyone can grow lilacs in a garden or a container, while Georgianna Lane’s exquisite photos feature more than sixty varieties of these beloved blossoms, which appear in colors ranging from purple, pink, and burgundy to white and yellow.
This keepsake volume is a perfect companion to our Victoria Classics Book Club’s Summer 2022 selection, Lilac Girls, Martha Hall Kelly’s debut novel inspired by the article, “Caroline’s Incredible Lilacs,” which appeared in a 1999 issue of Victoria.
By Georgianna Lane
Hardcover: 240 pages
Gibbs Smith: April 2022