Confederate Jasmine and the Fat Tuesday Tree: A Poetic HerbariumBy Ann Lewis
- Author: Ann Lewis
- Binding: Hardcover
- Publisher: Chronicle Books
- Published: 1997-04-01
A book for gardeners, travelers, and anyone who loves the lush landscape of the deep South, Confederate Jasmine and the Fat Tuesday Tree is an exquisite combination of delicate images and rich memoiran illustrated volume that is as beautiful as it is unique. Long haunted by the legacy of the South, writer and artist Ann Lewis returns, this time to draw links between the plants and settings she loved while growing up and the individuals and events she encounters as an adult. Collecting "specimens" of the varied plants of the area and weaving them into enchanting miniature collageseach of which is accompanied by evocative, humorous, and often touching proseLewis has created an artistic, lyrical homage to the South that charms and captivates.