Monday, June 11, 2012
Frontier Culture Museum and Monticello's gardens
Last weekend we took a trip to the Frontier Culture Museum and Monticello. The gardens were all amazing. So many ideas and varieties! I wonder if I can grow artichokes in zone 6?
I had forgotten how much I like clary sage. This patch is beautiful.
I love this support for tomatoes.
The rainwater collection system was quite extensive. Those "boardwalks" that extend out from either side of Monticello have a collection system of channels going to gutters which lead the water to cisterns. Unfortunately for Jefferson, his cisterns leaked a few years after being built and he ended up having Monticello's water hauled up from the river (an 18 hour day for his slaves). Any new structures we build for animal housing/sheds will have some sort of rainwater collection system.
The fencing at the Frontier Culture Museum gave me many ideas. Just need to learn how to make all those split wood pieces (and learn their names). I would love to have my vegetable garden fenced like this.
And hurdles! Love hurdles! So useful: create a temporary pen/ gate/etc.
We had a great time at both sites and came away with so much inspiration.
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