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Rachel Lambert Mellon
Born Rachel Lowe Lambert
(1910-08-09)August 9, 1910
Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.
Died March 17, 2014(2014-03-17) (aged 103)[1]
Upperville, Virginia, U.S.
Cause of death natural causes
Residence Upperville, Virginia, U.S.
Nationality American
Education Foxcroft School
Occupation Horticulturalist, arts patron
Known for Redesigned White House Rose Garden
Spouse(s) Stacy Barcroft Lloyd, Jr. (m. 1932; div. 1946)
Paul Mellon (m. 1948; d. 1999)
Children 2

I was sitting alone in a grim mood – furious that the press attacked Senator Edwards on the price of a haircut. But it inspired me – from now on, all haircuts, etc., that are necessary and important for his campaign – please send the bills to me… It is a way to help our friend without government restrictions.
Rachel Lambert Mellon
I'm nearly blind. I can hardly see. But I'm taking some herbs. Something quacky.
Rachel Lambert Mellon
The sky is a free asset in design, and nothing unnecessary should be planted that takes away the sky.
Rachel Lambert Mellon
Nothing should be noticed.
As a child, I had lived many years in Southampton and sang in the choir of the Dune Church.
Rachel Lambert Mellon
I always design a landscape with fixed horizons whether it be mountains or a stone wall around a 20-foot-square plot.
Rachel Lambert Mellon
You know I'm weak on good looks.
Part of creating is understanding that there is always more to do; nothing is ever completely finished.
Rachel Lambert Mellon
One of the first gardens I did outside the family was for the designer Hattie Carnegie. I was 23 then, and I went to her salon, but could not afford any of her dresses myself, though I loved them. Miss Carnegie suggested I do a garden in exchange for a coat and dress, and so I designed and planted a garden for her.
Rachel Lambert Mellon
Wild flowers grow where they will.
I don't know what I've done that has made people so interested in me, more than anyone else.
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