Becky took me back to Williamsburg and on Sunday I gave two lectures at their 66th Colonial Williamsburg Garden Symposium: one on edible landscaping and the other on heirloom vegetables and flowers. As usual, when I go to these seminars I always learn something. In this case, it was about both the new and the old. Lee Reich gave a real refresher course on unusual fruits and how they can be used in the landscape and the curator of the Williamsburg vegetable garden, Wesley Greene (whose official title is Gardener of the Historic Trades, Colonial Williamsburg) spoke to the old techniques in gardening. I was struck by how energy-saving and efficient they were. While I was there, I also took time to walk around their historical gardens, and I’m sharing my photos with you here.
Boy, wait until you hear the rest of the month. To be continued . . .