Virginia Home Grown: June Edition
Amy talks with Jack Gary, Director of Archaeology and Landscapes at Poplar Forest about the archaeological discoveries found there and how they relate to Jefferson’s own landscape designs for his personal retreat. WATCH NOW
In the second half of the program, Richard talks about Moss Gardening with Norie Burnet, “The Moss Lady.” WATCH NOW
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The moss varieties mentioned in this segment include:
- Bryoandersonia illecebra
- Dicranum scoparium 'Broom Moss'
- Leucobryum albidum 'White Moss'
- Mnium medium
- Polytrichum commune 'Hairy Cap Moss'
- Thuidium delicatulum 'Fern Moss'
Norie recommend the book “Moss Gardening Including Lichens, Liverworts and Other Miniatures” by George Schenk. And you can learn more about Poplar Forest from “Jefferson’s Poplar Forest: Unearthing A Virginia Plantation” edited by Barbara J. Heath and Jack Gary.
The thistle varieties featured are:
- Artichoke (Cynara cardunculus var. scolymus)
- Cardoon (Cynara cardunculus var. altilis)
Virginia Home Grown is a Live TV program that explores the delights and challenges of gardening and growing in Virginia. Host, Richard Nunnally, and Co-Host, Amy Williams, interview experts and enthusiasts from around the state. The program airs monthly from March through October.