As Heard on The Daily Gardener Podcast:
Today's book recommendation: The Gardens of Emily Dickinson by Judith Farr
Farr's book helps us understand the poets relationship with specific flowers.
It also helps us understand some of the floral symbolism that Dickinson uses in her poems which Dickinson herself called "Blossoms of the Brain". Without this information, they can be difficult to understand.
Gardening was a huge part of Dickinson‘s life.
Jasmine was on her list of favorite flowers. It was third, next to dearest Daphne, and except for wildflowers, which Dickinson considered dearest of all.
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