Massachusetts Historical Society
Thomas Jefferson Papers: an electronic archive
Garden Book, page 40
by Thomas Jefferson


1810
Mar. 17. - 20.planted in the orchard as follows
a. - 1.2 + 1.
b. - 1.2. + 1
c. - 1. + 1
d. - 1.2
10.Italian peaches from Mazzei. ante pa. 30. Maddelena. poppe de Venere. melon peaches & vaga loggia.
d. 3. 4. 6. 7. 8. Nectarines from the Nursery.
g. 28. 29.39. Peach Apricots
38. 42. 43. Bordeaux
from Threlkeld.
e. 27. 31. 32. 35. 37. 39. 43. 44.
f. 29. 41.43.
fine soft peaches from T. Lomax.
d. -3.
f.1.2.3.
g. -1. 2. 3. + 1. 5. 6. 8.
h. 27.30. 33. 35. 38. 43.
i. 28. 29. 35. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42.
J. 30. 38.
k. -1.2. + 2. 4. 5. 7.8. 9. 14. 18.19.21. 26. 30.36.
n.9. o. 9. p. 9
46. select peaches from the Nursery.
i.- 2. + 2.3.Spitzenburg apple trees from mr. Divers.
General Arrangermt. of the Nursery Terras
Terras. 1 almonds
2. apples
3. apricots
4. cherries
5. nut
6. peaches
7.
8. pears
9. plumbs
10. Miscellany
Etc.

New Nursery Mar. 21.
Terras. 1st .1 to 8. feet. 52. hard shelled sweet Almonds from Cadiz
2d. 9. Spitzenburgs from mr.Taylor. grafted
13. Calvites & Red apples from Detroit. mr. Taylor. grafted
21. Spitzenburgs. cuttings from the 3. trees from mr.Divers
30. Newtown pippings. cuttings from my own trees. grafted.
3d 70. Taliaferro apples. grafted from my own trees. beginning them at E. end.
3d. 1. to 5.f. planted 24. Peach apricot stones, saved the last year from the tree f. 42. at W. end.
5th. 1. to 11.f. planted 141. filbert nuts from T. Lomax. 14. cuttings of the Magdalen peach. soft-grafted. Taylor
Terras 7th.:
9. cuttings of Kaskaskia soft nectarine.Taylor
6th. 1. to 17.f 48. soft peach trees.from T. Lomax.
18. to 20.f 11. November soft peach stones.
20.to 21. f 6. plumb peach stones gathered Oct. 5.
21.to 27.f. 41. black plumb peach stones of Georgia.
10th. 1. root & 5. cuttings of the Mountain currant brought by Govr. Lewis. from mr.Taylor.
11th. 1. row of Umbrella seeds. 1. do. of Cucumber tree seeds.
3.to 16. f. seeds of the Magnolia glauca.
12th. 1. to 13 f. seeds of Kentucky locust.

planted 7. Rhododendrons in 4. oval beds in each corner of the house.
No. VI. planted 36. Acacia. Popinaques (probably Famesiana) seeds from judge Johnston, in a box.

sowed Egyptian grass in the old nursery lowest bed, West end. set out sprigs of sweet scented grass in lowest bed Eastwardly.

Nursery. 8th Terras. grafted 4. pear cuttings from Gallipolis. very large. eaten Dec. Jan. Taylor
9th grafted 6. plumb cuttings from d. 27. or e. 36. a large blue plumb.

3d grafted 12. codlings & 12. iron wildings, next to the Taliafers.
7th. planted 13. stones of the Magdalen or White blossomed peach. soft. Taylor

flower borders. sowed larkspurs. poppies. balsam apple. N. oval bed on S. W. side. nutmeg plant. S. oval bed on S. W. side. American Columbo.

planted in the 11. uppermost terrasses of the E. vineyard 165. cuttings of a native winegrape recd. from Major Adlum of Maryland. this grape was first discovered by a gardener of Governor John Penn's & transplanted into his garden in or near Philadelphia. I have drank of the wine. it resembles the Comartin Burgundy.

planted 3. yellow Jasmines from mr Coles in the oval beds next to the covered ways on both sides of each.

5. do. from mr. Divers

in the oval beds next to the covered ways on both sides of each.
[Continuation of entry from April 25.]
planted in boxes. viz.
No. IV. Acer Tartaricum. joli petit arbre. propre au bosquets. + 8. grains Poland spring wheat
X. hard shelled bitter-almond. 10. kernels.
XI. Mespilus Pyracanta. Prickly medlar. 2.y. to come up. + Ghibeba Mellimeni. fescues
XII. Lonicera Alpigena. red be rried honeysuckle
XIII. Broussonette papyrifera. paper mulberry of China.