Emily Dickinson, the Botanist

Did you know Emily Dickinson was more renowned as gardener and botanist in her lifetime than for her poetry?  Thanks to several archaeologists, work is underway to unearth and restore her gardens.  Her 400 plus species collection of pressed and dried plants is only rivaled by her nearly 600 references to plants in her poetry.  If you've always wanted to teach history, science, and poetry together, here is you chance!  Her herbarium is kept at Harvard's Houghton Library.  A facsimile is available if you have $750 (!!!).  Some great images here.

From http://www.theherbariumproject.com

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