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The Vegetable Gardens at Monticello

August 11th, 2010

As promised, I made a slide show for you of my favorite photos of the Monticello vegetable gardens. It sure was hard to pick and choose the ones to add, I have a ton of photos of the gardens. I finally narrowed it down to 36 of my favorites. Click through the photos below with the arrow buttons on the side of the player, if you click on the small icon in the top left hand corner you can view the slide show in full screen (click the button again to exit full screen mode when you’re finished). It takes a while to load since I uploaded larger files, so be patient, it will be worth the wait!
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This vegetable garden surely is inspirational. I’d love to have one this big, of course when I can retire and have nothing else to do but garden. Until then, I’ll keep these photos to inspire my future gardening efforts.

What did you like most about the vegetable gardens at Monticello?

Here’s a slideshow of the House and Ornamental Gardens from my visit.

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  2. abigail on August 11, 2010 at 8:29 am

    so beautiful! The asparagus is gorgeous enough to make me try and grow some.

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  3. kitsapFG on August 11, 2010 at 8:45 am

    I love the small brick building with the grand windows – such a serene place to get out of the weather for a moment and still view the garden and landscape beyond.

    Gorgeous garden – thank you for sharing them with us.

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  4. Sense of Home on August 11, 2010 at 8:48 am

    The natural look is what I like most. You mentioned this yesterday, I think. I like the way the weathered wood amongst the plants looks and I will keep that in mind as I continue to garden.

    Thanks for the photos, Brenda.

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  5. The Mom on August 11, 2010 at 9:02 am

    It’s so beautiful. I’m going there in September and can’t wait to see, first hand, what they’re doing.

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  6. Annette on August 11, 2010 at 9:26 am

    Those gardens inspire me; not sure if it is the energy, the history, or what exactly. I walk by those gardens and it makes me want to weep. Such amazingly, efficient beauty.

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  7. Turling on August 11, 2010 at 10:05 am

    By far my favorite items are the trellises made from twigs and branches.

    What are the clay pots for that I see in a couple of the pictures?

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    • Susy on August 11, 2010 at 10:17 am

      They’re cloches, used for blanching vegetables or to help protect things from frosts in the spring or fall.

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  8. Mike on August 11, 2010 at 11:05 am

    Your pictures are amazing, thanks for sharing them. What beautiful gardens.

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  9. Kaytee on August 11, 2010 at 11:30 am

    So beautiful. I really need to get back there. Maybe next year! I love all the trellises. I need to make some like that!

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  10. lee on August 11, 2010 at 11:44 am

    I like the rustic look of the trellises and I sure want an asparagus patch just like that one.

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    • Susy on August 11, 2010 at 3:31 pm

      I know, I think his asparagus patches would take up my entire lot, but I sure wouldn’t run out of asparagus in the spring!

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  11. Mary W on August 11, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    Thanks for including the photo of hops. I’m looking for trellis structure ideas for next year. I may have to make a day trip to C’ville. It’s really great that they’ve reconstructed the gardens.

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  12. Diane@Peaceful Acres on August 11, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    Very nice! I like the simplicity of the bench. But I love all the gardens!

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    • Susy on August 11, 2010 at 3:30 pm

      I love the bench too, I’m going to have Mr Chiots build a few for me for around the gardens.

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  13. Susan on August 11, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    A garden you could spend every day in and never be tired of. Lovely photographs.

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  15. Peggy Cornett on August 18, 2010 at 9:12 am

    greetings, I thought I left a message earlier, but I don’t see it here. I just want to thank you for posting such a wonderful account of your visit to Monticello. I see these gardens every day, and am fortunate to have an office overlooking the vegetable garden. But, you’ve given me new insights from a visitors’ perspective. And, such great photos. You might enjoy the article I wrote for Twinleaf on vines and staking plants. You can find it on the Web site if you keep poking around. thanks again.

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  17. Inspired by Monticello | Chiot's Run on May 31, 2011 at 4:47 am

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