The Fort de Chartres Jardin Portager is planted in the style of a French l’habitant kitchen garden generally tended by the women of the Illinois Country. The accounts of the era remarked that the gardens contained a variety of the finest vegetables that were cultivated in raised beds, intermingled with herbs, flowers, and shrubs, located next to small orchards containing a variety of the choicest fruits. It was noted that l’habitants needed a substantial garden in order to be able to lay in a supply of vegetables and fruits for the winter months, along with the seasonal produce to be enjoyed during the growing season.
The garden tool box is the perfect gift for the heirloom gardener in your life. Those loving the...
This collection of heritage flowers reflects the French Colonial garden traditions of the Illinois Country and are currently...
This collection of heritage herb seeds reflects the French Colonial culinary traditions of the Illinois Country and are...
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