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.
Saturday, April 6, 2019
History Blooms at Tho Jefferson's Monticello
Monticello's Peggy Cornett tells us that
Lovely pink blossoms blanket Monticello’s South Orchard this week. Between 1769 & 1814, Jefferson planted as many as 1,031 fruit trees in his South Orchard including 38 varieties of his favorite fruit: the peach.