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“Unfortunately it wasn’t true that ‘ladies didn’t smoke.’ They did, but they made up for it by sending a lot of thank you notes and not swearing and enjoying gardening and books and famous classical musicians…”
From a clipping saved over the years in the appointment book of Emily G Moore (author unknown).

Even in her seventies, Emily Moore made an impression with her beauty, grace, and energetic spirit. She had presence and style and retained the intelligence of the young woman who graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Pennsylvania at age nineteen.

Emily was uncommonly knowledgeable about plants and gardened with a passion and for the shear pleasure of gardening, never striving for a showplace garden nor afraid to get dirt under her fingernails (although it wasn’t there for long). She approached horticulture with the same energy as her other endeavors, learning all she could by first-hand experience and through her travels to gardens in England and France. She made thirty-eight trips to Europe with her husband during the fifty-two years of their marriage.

In 1989, Emily began her ten-year stint on the board of directors of the Pacific Horticultural Foundatio...


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