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Emily Dickinson's Gardening Life

The Plants and Places That Inspired the Iconic Poet

By Marta McDowell

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Timber Press
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Number Of Pages
240
Publication Date
October 01, 2019
ISBN
9781604698220

Emily Dickinson's Gardening Life

The Plants and Places That Inspired the Iconic Poet

By Marta McDowell

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Emily Dickinson is among the most important of American poets, a beloved literary figure whose short, complex life continues to fascinate readers. But she was also a gardener and plant lover who studied botany and tended both a small glass conservatory and a flower garden. In Emily Dickinson’s Gardening Life, Marta McDowell traces Dickinson’s life as gardener and reveals the many ways in which her passion for plants is evident in her extensive collection of poems and letters. Organized seasonally, the book follows Dickinson through an entire year in the garden. Readers will learn that she forced hyacinth bulbs in winter, saved seeds in the summer, and pressed flowers year-round to include in her correspondence. They’ll also find tips on how to plant a poet’s garden and an annotated list of all of the plants Dickinson used. Packed with contemporary and historical photography, botanical illustrations, excerpts from Dickinson's letters, and some of her most cherished poetry, this revealing book is a must-read for Dickinson fans and a thoughtful gift for gardeners.
 

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Published By
Timber Press
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Number Of Pages
240
Publication Date
October 01, 2019
ISBN
9781604698220

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