Wyrtig

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OE wyrtig, adj: Garden-like, full of plants;
On anum wyrtige hamme, Homl. Skt. ii. 30:312
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Early Continental Gardens

 

 

 

 

 

Roman gardens in Italy

Art in the garden

Components of villa gardens

Roman villa plants

 

Early gardens on the continent

 

Carolingian gardens

Charlemagne's Capitulare de Villis, c. 800 CE

Plants of the Capitulare

Charlemagne's estate at Asnapium, in 8th Century France

 

The Plan of St Gall, Reichenau, c. 820 CE
   The plants shown in the gardens of St. Gall

 

Walafrid Strabo's Hortulus

Imagining Walafrid's Hortulus

Medicinal uses of plants in Walafrid's Hortulus

Plants of the Hortulus

 

 

 

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