Rooted in History

Garden Goody Sale

October 2nd, 2017

Fall is here once again, and while the garden slowly fades, new thoughts stir of spring—and spring plantings. During Autumn Market & Encampment on October 14, 2017, we will be Read More

Corn Poppy (Papaver rhoeas)

May 26th, 2017

Currently, the park garden is blooming with poppies. These glorious red corn poppies, sometimes known as Flanders poppies, have held renown for quite sometime. As medicine they have been used Read More

Spring’s Messenger

April 6th, 2017

Welcome back to Rooted in History! Spring is all about new beginnings, so let’s begin. This is always an exciting and busy time of the year for gardeners. My first Read More

St. John’s Wort

September 16th, 2016

St. John’s Wort is a plant richly steeped in lore and practical medicine. Even the etymology of its name is full of tradition and celestial serendipity. Called the Wort of St. Read More

Borage: Borago officinalis

August 24th, 2016

This flowering herb is an ephemeral delight. Just gazing upon it can lift the spirit, and it is no surprise that the wise herbalists of the past frequently prescribed it Read More

Bee Balm: An American native

August 8th, 2016

A common question from guests in the park while I am out there tending and talking is: are all these plants native? No. Very few are; in fact, there are only Read More

Planting the Seeds

July 21st, 2016

By Anna Davis-Agostini, M.S. One of the missions of the Friends of Washington Crossing Park is to help modern-day visitors glimpse into the colonial era of the late 1700s. The Read More

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