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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      Composed from memories and from drawings made during his travels in Italy, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot painted this view for the Paris Salon of 1839. A dramatic colored sky and a few lone figures appealed to the melancholic sensibilities of the Romantic critics of the time.

      05/01/16

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