By William C. Welch
New essays on naturalizing daffodils, slips and begins, and becoming fruit;
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Yet while traveling the Germanic areas of Texas today, one cannot help noticing the skillfully constructed limestone buildings, the traces of European fachwerk (half-timbered) construction techniques, and the intricate patterns of the “gingerbread” that adorns the houses. Within the fine ironwork of the fences lie yards lush and neat—living legacies to the German immigrant’s ingenuity, perseverance, and spirit of self-help.
These gardens were not as likely to be integrated with the house. A good example is the Tully Smith House at the Atlanta History Center. indb 31 12/16/10 2:31:27 PM 32 Exploring Our Gardening Heritage Montisford Abbey in England combines roses, perennials, and evergreen shrubs into a year-round garden display. (Photo by William C. Welch) This type of garden changed radically in the early eighteenth century in England when the “natural style” of gardens became popular. These gardens were created with the natural topography in mind, with walks tending to follow the curves and contours of the land.
The German immigrants brought plants as well as such customs tied to nature as the Christmas tree. In her Memoirs of a Texas Pioneer Grandmother, 1805–1915, Ottilie Goeth remembers: “Somehow our first Christmas seemed a little meager in comparison to our German Christmas celebration with its fragrant fir tree, always decorated with so much loving care by our good parents for us children. At Cat Springs, Texas, where we first settled, Father had nailed a large cedar limb to a stump. They were the only cedar trees in the vicinity.