It's been a lot of hard work, but the results are stunning.
It would be even more stunning, if this was my yard.
These are the gardens at Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's home in Charlottesville, Virginia. The man was avid about his gardens (although I'm not sure how much he actually dug in the dirt.) Did you know that his favorite vegetable was the pea so he planted twenty-three different varieties?
The gardens were not the focus of our field trip, but that didn't stop me from sneaking off to snap a few pictures. Don't even get me started on the flowers!
By far, this is one of my favorite field trip destinations. If you ever get the opportunity to visit, pay extra for the grounds tour in addition to the house tour. As an education group, we always get the four hour tour, and we still don't see it all.
By the way, here is the actual garden in the yard. It is full of potential and only one variety of peas.