Monday, September 12, 2016

Notes from the Garden

 Artichokes past their prime.
 The garden sits just outside the entrance to the fort.
 The sunflowers were like little umbrellas.
 More zinnias
 Marigolds are good from keeping away insects.
 What did I say?
As high as an elephant's eye.
 It was re-enactment day.


"Historically, the garden at Fort Vancouver covered from five to eight acres and contained “tastefully arranged fine walks, each lined with strawberry vines”, beds of carrots, turnips, cabbage, potatoes, squash, parsnips, cucumbers, peas, tomatoes and beets, a variety of fruits, and flowers including roses and dahlias.
The Company shared this abundance, providing seeds and cuttings for local Native Americans interested in agriculture, and later, American settlers to the region."  Quote from Fort Vancouver's website.

Fort Vancouver, though in the state of Washington, is not far from my home.
It had been quite awhile since I had visited and I wanted to see their Autumn garden.
I wasn't disappointed.

Do you search out historic gardens?
Where are the ones you have found?


Mary said...

Good morning - just arrived in London and have a layover prior to the next leg - another 8 hr. flight to Nairobi!!!! In the AA lounge - nice to relax and look at blog posts with a cappuccino and croissant! This post is beautiful - I love little D looking up at the huge sunflowers.

Happy week dear friend - hugs from England, always good to be back here even though I won't get to see my home this trip.

Mary X

Laura M said...

Wow, the saffron!

Jeanie said...

I love the artichoke photo. Who knew? And D is so big and adorable!

We saw a lovely (albeit it small) garden outside the Stratford Festival theatre this weekend. I suppose it has been there for eons but we usually go in October and of course it's nothing to look at then. This time simply lovely!

La Tea Dah said...

I love the garden at Fort Vancouver! Beautiful blog post.