Emily Dickinson's Gardening Life

The Plants and Places That Inspired the Iconic Poet

Emily Dickinson was a gardener as well as a poet.  She tended flowers in her Amherst, Massachusetts garden and in the small conservatory that her father added on to their brick house on Main Street.  Flowers have their own poetry.  As she said, "flowers..., without lips, have language."  Emily Dickinson's Gardening Life explores the plants and places of Dickinson's life alongside her poetry.

Richly illustrated with selections from Dickinson's herbarium, period botanical art by three of Dickinson's contemporaries, historical images, and new photographs.

Released September 2019.  Buy your copy at:

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