All about Flowers: James Vick’s Nineteenth-Century Seed Company
By Thomas Mickey
Nineteenth-century Rochester, NY seed company owner James Vick (1818-1882) sold Victorian flowers that we still love and grow today.
Thomas Mickey’s new book All about Flowers: James Vick’s Nineteenth-Century Seed Company traces the success of Vick’s company. Vick maintained an ongoing relationship with his customers through his catalog and monthly magazine, through prizes at State Fairs, through seed clubs in neighborhoods around the country, through demonstration gardens in Rochester, and through newspaper and magazine stories about him and his flowers.
This book tells Vick’s story for the first time. His business was one of the largest seed companies in the country.
Vick sought to spread the love of floriculture and so make the world a better place.