Wyrtig

OE wyrtig, adj: Garden-like, full of plants;
On anum wyrtige hamme, Homl. Skt. ii. 30:312
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Welcome to Wyrtig.com
A resource for gardeners with a sense of history

 

 

Here you will find information about:

  • Early gardens -- Roman, Continental, and British gardens, from 43 CE to 1400 CE

  • Early plants - What archeology and early manuscripts tell us about plants grown in these gardens

  • Growing heirloom plants - How to select, start, pot on, plant out, and nurture historic, traditional, and heirloom plants in your garden

  • Resources for gardeners - Print and online resources, as well as a detailed glossary specific to Wyrtig topics

  • Contact us - How to email us with questions or comments

 


Sowing seed, from the
Zwiefalten calendar, 12th century

 

What's new...


Early garden

  The medieval "labors of the months," 
       and rural life in the early middle ages

 

Heirloom plants

Fennel, Foeniculum vulgare

   How to grow fennel

   Fennel in early sources

 

Mugwort, Artemesia vulgaris

    How to grow m grow m grow mugwort

    Mugwort in early sources

 

Garden lore

   Ęcerbot, a field prayer

   Origins of the Green Man

   Nine Herbs Prayer from the Lacnunga


 Resource
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   Garden pesticides toxic to bees

   What phytoliths and early  gardens
    Herbals

 

 

 

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Botanists are among those who know that, in spite of the rude shocks of life,
it is well to have lived, and to have seen the everlasting beauty of the world.
F.D. Drewitt

 

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