Initially European immigrants to the Atlantic coast of North America tried to gain some control over new weather patterns & geography by creating physical spaces to meet their basic needs for shelter, food, family, health, & safety. Most continued to grow plants for food, but farm fields often became export enterprises. In the 18-19C, many gentry turned their gardens into art attempting to project a desired image to others - their wealth, power, refinement, beliefs, & knowledge.
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Blooming Today in the Mid-Atlantic - Woodland phlox (Phlox divaricata)
Keith Nevison at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello tells us that blooming today is the woodland phlox (Phlox divaricata) in a weathered terra-cotta planter. They’ve been producing nectar for weeks now & the tiger swallowtail butterflies are loving it.