Sauder Village - GARDENS
A month ago - I tagged along with my sister & her family - we went to a wonderful historical village (museum) in Archbold Ohio called: SAUDER VILLAGE (click to view website)
I started thinking about the history of GARDENS and specifically in North America. It all started with the Indians - look at their interesting style of planting (see pictures below).
and this cool gourd wall!
Then for the pioneers and all the way up to the late 1800's - homestead gardening stayed similar to the pictures below (tightly fenced in to keep the critters out):
After that we started to move into a "raised bed" type of gardening and that makes me think of the "Victory Gardens" of the World War II era (see picture below).
Finally, today I believe we are in the midst of a new "Gardening Trend" - the "Organic Backyard Farm" movement.