About: Christy Wilhelmi

I'm the author of Gardening For Geeks and founder of Gardenerd (gardenerd.com), where I publish monthly newsletters, weekly blog posts, and podcasts. I also specialize in small-space, organic vegetable garden design and consulting. Between 70 and 80 percent of my family’s produce comes from our garden of less than 200 square feet. I live in Los Angeles with my husband, some chickens, and two gardens.

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Edible Gardening in the Renaissance

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What grew in the Renaissance garden? Many familiar favorites, from cabbage to strawberries. More»

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      I do not like crooked, twisted, blasted trees. I admire them much more if they are tall, straight, and flourishing. I do not like ruined, tattered cottages. I am not fond of nettles or thistles, or heath blossoms. I have more pleasure in a snug farm-house than a watch-tower—and a troop of tidy, happy villages please me better than the finest banditti in the world.”

      Marianne looked with amazement at Edward, with compassion at her sister. Elinor only laughed.

      —Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility, published on October 30, 1811

      Wooded Landscape by Paulus Lieder and Landscape with a Bare Tree and a Ploughman by Leon Bonvin, The J. Paul Getty Museum; Fantastic Oak Tree in the Woods, Carl Wilhelm Kolbe the Elder, The Getty Research Institute

      10/30/14

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