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 the 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  12th century
Zwiefalten calendar

 

What's new...


Early gardens

The medieval "labors of the month"

 

How to grow heirloom plants

Marsh Mallow - Althaea officinalis

   Marsh mallow in early sources

 

Garden lore

Ęcerbot, a field prayer

Origins of the Green Man

Nine Herbs Prayer from the Lacnunga

 Resources       

Garden pesticides toxic to bees

What phytoliths tell us about early gardens

A healthy fungicide to prevent mildew

 
 
 

 

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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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