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Vick Book Launch This Week

Twenty years ago I began my research on James Vick, the nineteenth-century Rochester, New York seed merchant.

The more I read about him, the more interesting he became as a Victorian writer, horticulturist, and marketer, all rolled up into one person.

James Vick (1818-1882)

My new book All about Flowers:  James Vick’s Nineteenth-Century Seed Company tells his story.

The book is now available for purchase.

I am happy that Ohio University Press, under its Swallow Press label, published it. Here is the link: https://www.ohioswallow.com/author/Thomas+J.+Mickey

Book Launch

This Thursday, May 13 from 7:30 to 8:10 p.m. (EST) http://americangardening.net/what-not-to-say-when-speed-dating/ in Rochester will sponsor the official Book Launch.  The event will be on Zoom and it’s free.

Rochester garden writer and landscape designer http://americangardening.net/text-dating-apps/ will moderate.

Here is the Zoom link you will need for the event: http://americangardening.net/should-you-tell-your-ex-youre-dating-someone-new/

I have been writing about Mr. Vick in these blog posts for a long time. He has so much to say about gardening, landscape design, plants, but also about the need to be patient, generous, and kind.

Do hope you sign up to join us Thursday night.

Here is an old receipt from the Vick Company. [below] Notice the four-story Vick Seed House, built in 1880, in the background.

Smithsonian: NMAH Archives Center, Warshaw Collection of Business Americana. 0060 Seed Industry and Trade Box 17, Folder James Vick 1. Invoice marked received payment for 1/2 dozen hollyhocks, paid
April 14, 1892.

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  1. Hi Tom, Congratulations on getting it into print — I received the review copy a few days ago and it looks great! I’m already enjoying reading it and will write a short review for Amazon next week. Best of luck with the Zoom launch and other new book events!
    -Beth

    1. Beth, good to hear from you.
      I am glad you like the book. Your review on Amazon is a fabulous idea, and I am so grateful for that.

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