Champoeg Historical Gardens

Here is where I took such a great number of pix that I had to change batteries in the camera.

While I was doing that, Dad asked me how many could I take? and I replied, somewhere around 200 or so.

When I arrived home and uploaded all photos, it turned out to be 208! Ha!

The 1860’s Kitchen Gardens were in a state of loveliness and contained many interesting plantings, only a few of which I had any clue about.

Foxgloves, have long been used to make digitalis, a remedy for the heart.

Lavender is good for practically everything, and one of the few that can be used both internally and topically. It is good as a skin balm or salve, or as tea or tisane to drink and calm the nerves. Lavender is also what is known as a “strewing” herb, meaning one can “strew” it about and it discourages the littlest critters. Such as fleas, ants, and various other bugs that people in 1860 didn’t want in their homes.

Calendula is the orange flower: the petals are used to sooth irritated skin, good for rashes, sunburn, insect bites and the like.

There were very few tags telling us what things were and no information about why it was there in the first place or what it was good for. Maybe we missed the tour?

No Idea what this is…

No Idea here either…could be tomatoes…

Perhaps Sweet Peas? It’s too soon to tell.

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