Jefferson’s Garden

Jefferson’s Garden

Over at Garden Rant they just posted about Jefferson’s Kitchen Garden and last night, I finished reading Peter Loewer’s Jefferson’s Garden which, after some introductory material about gardening during the period, the seed trade, and a profile of Jefferson as a farmer and gardener, profiles many of the plants that Jefferson grew and worked with.  While it is not the most exciting book, I greatly enjoyed the details of those plants that have survived since the early 19th century.  In addition, the suggestions contained in the book are very useful in my current garden planning!  So, in that vein, here are some photos of the now reworked Monticello Gardens …

Vegetable Garden Aerial View

View of Vineyard

Main Vegetable Garden

Now, I really want to go visit Monticello and see the gardens in full production!