garden : emily's floral poetry

Emily Dickinson's Garden

fame is a bee,
it has a song -
it has a sting -
ah, too, it has a wing.

- emily dickinson

hello, hello! the emily dickinson garden at the new york botanical garden is such a delight. a few years ago they had a similar display for charles darwin and i think the two would have made a lovely couple. happy mother's day to the experienced moms, new moms, moms to be, and anyone who acts like one (nurturers).

enjoy your weekend!

xo, cindy

ps have you seen the new magazine from jeanette of fryd + design? it's gorgeous!

Emily Dickinson's Garden
they recreated emily's house and had her poems displayed throughout the garden. i didn't realize she was such an avid gardener and was reminded of celia thaxter's wonderful book an island garden.

Emily Dickinson's Garden
i'm trying to include people in my photos because, unlike martha stewart, i don't get private tours. plus, people make it more, well, human. usually i get their backsides, but sometimes i'm lucky.

Emily Dickinson's Garden
sweet peas, fuchsia, pelargonium and hyacinth. my mom loved fuchsia plants, but had no luck with them. she would bring home the most lush plant and before you knew it all the buds would fall off.

Emily Dickinson's Garden
these peonies and roses are yet to open, so we must go back ;)!

Emily Dickinson's Garden
the vegetable garden was delightful and so thoughtfully designed. loved the corn.

Emily Dickinson's Garden
doesn't that guy on the left look like woody allen?

Emily Dickinson's Garden
pansies, columbines, poppies and delphiniums.

Emily Dickinson's Garden
i love people in hats, so if you're wearing a hat, beware!


My name is PJ. said...

The blues are stunning!

My Owl Barn said...

Wow, these are some very lovely photos. If you go back then do share some pics of the bloomed roses :)

cindy said...

thank you pj! i love the vibrancy.
don't worry ms. owl. you can count on it ;)!

Line said...

Cindy I think your my favorite flower girl, I love these pics, so wonderful, next time we meet in N-Y I would love to get a photo workshop from you if you agree, really!!!!

cindy said...

your wish is my command, line! sounds like a plan!

to lose the haze i sometimes get from digital images and make them more vibrant, i increase the black in auto levels & the contrast. that's where i go wrong sometimes by doing it too much. can't help myself ;)!

Megan Coyle said...

Gorgeous photos! And I agree - those blues are stunning. You've really captured spring time here :)

cindy said...

it was crazy that day. we think people were giddy because it was so warm and sunny. i wish i could get into the conservatory before all the people to capture the wide angle views, which are so pretty. i like people in the photos, but perfectly place and not too many ;)!

Line said...

now I know your secret ha ha ha!!

Jamie said...

To be surrounded by a garden like that would be heaven.

Joyce said...

I love the shades of blue so pretty! Oh Cindy I think a book of flowers photographed by you, is in your future! xo

blue moss said...

beautiful, beautiful always!
i'm wishing a lovely weekend for you...
michelle vie said...

Such beautiful photos and a lovely post!!

L'Atelier said...

beautiful photos!
and yes - you got woodie in one of them ;)
love the view out of the window-sigh
i so wish i could go with you when you go back..
happy weekend (see you on twitter ;))

cindy said...

i don't mind line and thanks ladies. i do see a flower-laden blurb book in my future, joyce. pascale planted that seed in my mind and i'm continuing to water it. happy weekend!

Shari Lidji said...

the intensity of color is amazing! i love looking at your beautiful flowers. have a nice weekend cindy!

Bella Sinclair said...

Thank you for these! What a cute house Emily D had. And that garden! Swooooooon. Incidentally, I read that Darwin's family was very inbred, so much so that a lot of family members were sterile.

And the PEONIES! One of my most favorite of all. I don't blame Scott at all for buying them, fully open or not. I would have done the same. Dang, why can't I find any here. :(

Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

beautiful as always Cindy!
I adore hats...I try to avoid the sun as much as possible, until they invent spf 1000!, I'd wear my big hat in the garden...

Happy weekend*

Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

check out my 1st guest-post ever, hope to hear from you there as well~ thanks*

knk said...

beautiful flowers looks so cute

Megan Walker said...

I'm just sitting here *stunned* at how beautiful all your photos are Cindy :) The abundance and the vibrancy and the combinations - and even your title "Emily's Floral Poetry"... everything is just BREATHTAKING! The foxglove display by the Woody Allen guy nearly made me fall off the couch. I love your mosaic of the pinks, and I think my favorite is the first photo of the delphinium behind the hydrangea, next to Emily's window. I really love her poetry.

Love the header too! :)

Happy Mother's Day to you too, oh nurturing friend :) xoxoxo

Pascale said...

Your flower pictures are simply the best - I can almost smell them while watching my screen!

Elizabeth said...

Flower heaven Cindy!!! Wish I could transport myself over there and feast my eyes in person, but you gave us such a beautiful sample...and yes, that guy does look like Woody Allen :)

Bonbon Oiseau said...

your photos and words are so so sweet...oxoxo

aimee said...

what a beautiful phototour! please don't ever take a picture of my backside!!

cindy* said...

so, so gorgeous and sweet too!

Beata said...

Gorgeous garden, gorgeous photos! I want to live in that house -- I think there is something so special about a ground floor window looking onto flowers from a garden which borders the house!!