A Statement of Purpose




In 2012 I inherited responsibility for
the garden at the Pry House Field Hospital Museum on Antietam National Battlefield. The Pry House garden is a 19th century style medicinal and kitchen garden, meaning that every plant serves a practical, rather than aesthetic purpose, including medicinal plants, herbs, and vegetables for the kitchen table. As close as possible, these plants mirror those available to the Pry Family in the 1860s, meaning heirloom varieties. I am strictly an amateur, with no real experience in growing a garden. The purpose of this blog is to document my experiences as I learn by doing. It is anything but authoritative and I welcome any comments and advice for a complete greenhorn. Please be kind!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

January Snow

We had some snowy weather here at the Pry House during the end of last week. It made for an attractive view of the garden. It won't be long now before the garden is alive again with fresh green leaves. The weather is so lovely today and the birds are out and singing. It's hard to believe that it was so bitter cold here only a few days ago!

I thought I would post a few pictures from the recent snow, as well as some pictures I took after the Christmas snow last month.


From January:












From December:








Deer Tracks in the Garden








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