Ginkgo 10-5-11 and some archeology news

First off, because I know you are all waiting, here’s todays Ginkgo photos.  The first hint of  yellow leaves is in the center of the closeup shot!  It won’t be long now….






And while we have your attention, we have some interesting news from Oatlands.  Our new Head Gardener, Mark Schroeter was digging in a long-neglected and overgrown bed of hostas late last week and just below the roots, he hit brick.  Lots of brick.  Loudoun County Archeologist Mike Clem stopped by this morning to take a look at what was uncovered and he found pottery fragments.  Pre-Civil War pottery. 

It’s too soon to say what this is, but it could be the site of outbuildings from the early 1800s.  Stay tuned and we’ll keep you posted!




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Director of Development at Oatlands, a National Trust Historic Site.
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