Emily Dickinson's Gardens: A Celebration of a Poet and Gardener

Emily Dickinson's Gardens: A Celebration of a Poet and Gardener

by Marta McDowell




A beautifully illustrated gift book exploring the flowers and poems of the beloved "Belle of Amherst"

A woman who found great solace in gardens, Emily Dickinson filled her poetry with references to her flowers. Now, in Emily Dickinson's Gardens, author Marta McDowell invites poetry and gardening lovers alike to explore the words and wildflowers of one of America's best-loved poets.

Each chapter of this illustrated book follows a different season in the gardens, conservatories, and Amherst environs where the poet tended, collected, and drew inspiration from flowers.

"Here is a brighter garden" where you will discover:

  • Excerpts from Dickinson's poetry and letters

  • Historical details about the poet's life, emphasizing her horticultural interests

  • Plus: Instructions on how to create an Emily Dickinson garden of your own, including plans, design ideas, plant sources, and growing tips

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780071424097
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 10/20/2004
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.92(d)

About the Author

Marta McDowell teaches at the New York Botanical Gardens. A frequent lecturer at local garden clubs and arboretums, including the Horticultural Society of New York and the Chautauqua Institution, her gardening articles have been published in the New York Times and Woman's Day.

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