a walk in the garden at summers end



The current heat and humidity situation here is pure torture! Still going on little adventures, although today we opted to rest. It is currently one hundred degrees! Yesterday we went to one of my most adored spots, a replica revolutionary war garden at the Wick House. It is such a delight to see the official flowers, vegetables and herbs of the colonial period in one spot, complete with a an outhouse that, (yuck!), was placed in the garden so the “contents” could be used as fertilizer to enrich the soil! Despite this less-than-desiraable fact for our modern times, the garden is such a marvelous place to visit, especially if one is interested in plants utilized in the late 1700’s. So much can be learned about history from the early settler’s plantings.


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