George Washington’s Garden
and our Land
America has a lot of problems. We don’t watch the news anymore, but it is still our America. If you have ever been outside the states you know how free we are.
George Washington designed his landscape and his garden himself.
We are in the process of this.
He designed places of pleasure around his property for enjoyment of his family.
We are excited to incorporate pleasure areas around our land.
He built a greenhouse for rare and exotic plants.
We are striving to get a hoop house to grow winter crops and spring seedings.
He cultivated many fruit trees.
We are planning our food forest.
Martha once wrote “vegetables were the best part of living in the country
A small vegetable garden was the first thing we put in.
He had a botanical garden for experimentation.
We are planning a secret garden full of flowers and beautiful things.
George was serious about manure doing many experiments to find the right type.
We learned last year that horse manure is not the best type for the garden. We too are experimenting.
He found that having good proper tools made success.
We lack good proper tools right now. We need a tractor, a chain saw, a riding mower.
He had the gardeners extend the season with glass jars and window frames.
We brought window frames from Oregon to make cold frames.
As a disclaimer, even though we are true George Washington fans he did carry out his plans on his land by using enslaved workers. How grateful we are that we can struggle to get it all done ourselves instead of using people who had no choice to be here.
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