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All About Flowers: James Vick's Nineteenth Century Seed Company

All About Flowers: James Vick's Nineteenth Century Seed Company

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED (see below). Registrants will receive the Zoom link in an email one hour before the talk begins.

Nineteenth century seed company owner James Vick (1818-1882) believed in being fair and honest with his customers. That ethical stance inspired his communication methods with his customers at a time when business owners thought ‘hype’ was essential.  Vick had been an editor and writer before his seed business and wrote his catalog and monthly magazine with words inspired by what would most help his customers. Tom Mickey’s new book All about Flowers: James Vick’s Nineteenth Century Seed Company illustrates how this nineteenth century seed company influenced both gardeners and the kind of garden that became essential, the Victorian flower garden.

Thomas J. Mickey is Professor Emeritus of Communication Studies at Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, Massachusetts. He is a graduate of the Boston Architectural College’s Landscape Institute, a Master Gardener, and a garden columnist. His other books include America’s Romance with the English Garden, from Ohio University Press, and Best Garden Plants for New England.

Saturday, May 8, 2021
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Central Library
  All Ages  
  Department - Local History & Genealogy     Streamed Event     Subject - Local History  

Registration is required. There are 64 seats available.

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