17C Europeans landing on America's East Coast coped with new weather patterns & geography by creating spaces to meet basic needs for shelter, food, & safety. As time passed, most still grew
food plants; but with expanding families & importation of indentured servants & slaves, farm fields often became export enterprises. In the 18-19C, many gentry transformed their formal gardens into art to project a desired image to others - their wealth, power, refinement, & beliefs.
Monday, March 25, 2019
History Blooms at Monticello
Peggy Cornett writes, "We planted these clumps of Jeffersonia dubia in the Center for Historic Plants’ Nursery at Tufton Farm at lest fifteen years ago. The shade of the lath house provides the perfect conditions for this Asian species."