Wyrtig

For gardeners with a sense of history
 

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, about us, copyright and permissions
    How to email us with questions or comments, who creates this site, and information about copyright and permission to use materials

 

 

Psalter, British Library Royal 2 B II,

Psalter, British Library,
Royal 2 B II, France,
c. 1250 CE

 

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