Here at The Marjorie, we rely on our namesakes — Marjorie Harris Carr, Marjory Stoneman Douglas and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings — as guides and inspirations for the work we do.  We are encouraging other Florida women to do the same.

Lessons from the Marjories is a contributor series where Florida women explore connections between the three Marjories and their own lives.

Interested in submitting? Email themarjoriefl@gmail.com for submission guidelines.

Searching for Granny’s Phlox

Searching for Granny’s Phlox

For author Leslie Kemp Poole, phlox offer a wave of nostalgia for her grandmother’s front yard that would explode with the flowers when she was a child.

‘A Unique Perfection’

‘A Unique Perfection’

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings had a special affinity toward southern magnolias, exulting in the beauty of the magnolia tree that grew in the orange grove next to her one-story wooden cottage in North Florida. “There is no such thing in the world as an ugly tree, but the magnolia grandiflora has a unique perfection,” Rawlings wrote in “Cross Creek.” Author and professor Leslie Kemp Poole shares how Rawlings reminds us that we need to find our own moments and places of enchantment, however small they are or however brief the experience—especially a flowering tree—and let them enrich our days.