Thursday, December 18, 2014

Thomas Jefferson on the ideal garden. 12.18.14

"I have often thought that if heaven had given me choice of my position and calling, it should have been on a rich spot of earth, well watered, and near a good market for the productions of the garden. No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no culture comparable to that of the garden. Such a variety of subjects, some one always coming to perfection, the failure of one thing repaired by the success of another, and instead of one harvest a continued one through the year." 

--- Thomas Jefferson (August 20, 1811, to Charles W. Peale)

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  1. T.J. was a true inspiration. A real gardener president.

  2. I like that I grow one of his fig varieties. Lattarula is the same as White Marseilles. It is very good, 250 years later!