You cannot live in the National Capital Region of the United States without occasionally if not constantly immersing yourself in history - whether it be colonial, revolutionary or civil war era.
Gardening in the 'new world' was quite an adventure for our intrepid ancestors. While they were able to bring much technical experience from the 'old world', farmers and gardeners were faced with growing conditions that required them to be innovative, agile, and quite optimistic.
Transforming wilderness to precise gardens, we can look back on now, was folly. But obviously they succeeded.
If you love gardening and history, this blog is for you. Enjoy! Thea