Saturday, July 25, 2009

Emily Dickinson Garden Landscape Rennovation - Amherst, MA

















The Homestead, Emily Dickinson's home where she lived and wrote, when the landscaping was in its prime, ca 1860s.



Emily Dickinson Museum Landscape Renovation:Nineteenth Century Village Landscape Features Unite Historic Homes

Amherst, MA celebrates its 250th anniversary of founding in 2009 and the Emily Dickinson Garden Landscape is rennovated.

Reconstructed mid-19th century landscape features unite Poet Emily Dickinson's home The Homestead and her brother Austin's adjacent home The Evergreens in Amherst, MA.















The Evergreens - Austin Dickinson's home when the landscaping was in its prime - ca. 1870s.

















The Homestead in 2004. The fence has long been removed and the original hemlock hedge has lost not only its shape but functon as well.













The Evergreens, also a 2004 view, showing overgrown hemlocks.

For more photos of the ongoing Restoraion Project access the Emily Dickinson Homestead site.

4 comments:

Beth said...

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Stephan L. said...

That's true what you said about no shrub being completely deer-proof. I learned that first hand when my garden was destroyed last year. Since then, I’ve been using Deer Off. It’s done the trick. The deer don’t come near because of the smell and taste. We can’t smell anything. Once it dries, it’s odorless to us. Plus, it’s organic and natural.

Here's the spray I'm talking about:
http://www.deeroff.com/advantage

gardenmoma said...

Stephan L. Thank you for your comment...Unfortunately with a large hedge gallons of any deer repellent would be necessary for success. I have used "Deer Off" with moderate success.
Georgene

Small Garden Design said...

wonderful. yes, its true that Unfortunately with a large hedge gallons of any deer repellent would be necessary for success.
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