Gardening, Sweat and Emily D

From "Emily Dickinson's Garden:
The Poetry of Flowers" at the NYBG 
There was all kinds of speculation as to why Emily Dickinson would garden so late at night, but after sweating my brains out from 2-2:45 this afternoon in the 92 degree sun while wearing shorts and a tshirt, my guess is that it was just a lot more comfortable to wear that Victorian getup outside at 6 or 7 than at noon. Here's some VERY COOL (zing! pun!) links I found today about Emily Dickinson's garden and botanical interests:

Emily Dickinson's Herbarium
http://www.earlywomenmasters.net/dickinson/herbarium/index.html#plantlist

Article on her herbarium
http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/21410

Facsimile from Harvard of her Herbarium
http://pds.lib.harvard.edu/pds/view/4184689?n=1&imagesize=1200&jp2Res=.25&printThumbnails=no

Neat-o, man. Neat. O.

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