Eliza Ridgely

The Hampton House Garden January 8, 1828 On this day, Eliza Ridgely married her fifth cousin and son of a Maryland Governor, John Carnan Ridgely. The couple lived on the Hampton Plantation built by John’s great-uncle Charles  Ridgely III in 1790. After construction, it was the largest private residence in the United States. Eliza was…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate the avid gardener who transformed the gardens at what was once the largest private residence in the United States. We’ll also learn about the man who created many new citruses through hybridizing. We’ll hear some January advice from a Dig For Victory brochure from WWII. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a…

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