What Plants Were in a 17th & 18th Century Garden?

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jQuery(document).ready(function(){ jQuery('#jsArticleStep1 span.image a:first').attr('href','http://i.ehow.com/images/a07/7r/ut/plants-17th-18th-century-garden-1.1-800X800.jpg'); }); Old-fashion plants are still popular today. Historically, gardeners mixed herbs, flowers and vegetables to create gardens that were not only utilitarian, but also a place of beauty and refreshment. Many of the plants grown in 17th and 18th century gardens are still grown today. Known as heirlooms, or plants that are at least 50 years old, these open-pollinated seeds produce the plants modern plants come from. When two plants are intentionally cross-pollinated to create a new improved variety, it is known as a hybrid. Vegetables Fotolia.com"> jQuery(document).ready(function(){ jQuery('#jsArticleStep1 span.image a:first').attr('href','http://i.ehow.com/images/a07/7r/ut/plants-17th-18th-century-garden-2.1-800X800.jpg'); }); Pear shaped tomatoes were popular in the 17th and 18th century. Vegetables were an ... more
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