Monthly Archives: November 2012

Herbs

According to Teresa McLean in her wonderful book Medieval English Gardens, herbs were  grown side by side with vegetables and flowers in common kitchen gardens of the medieval period. Larger estates and monasteries often had separate herb gardens, that were very well … Continue reading

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Water

Beginning in the 14th or 15th century the garden pond came into vogue.  These ponds, shallow and lined with a clay water barrier, not only supplied a water source for the renaissance garden but were also “appreciated (for) their ornamental … Continue reading

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