What grows behind that wall?
By the 1830s, cities were stuffed with mouldering graves. The problem of overcrowded churchyards gave rise to a pleasing solution: the rural cemetery. Rural cemeteries were laid out as landscaped garden parks providing places for memorializing, reflecting, strolling and even sight-seeing. Mount Hope Cemetery, Bangor, ME, was the second of its kind in the United States. Follow me to see what grows behind that garden wall.
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I have a septic system that I would like to plant ornamental grasses over. I enjoyed your article in Nov./Dec. of Georgia Gardening. Any information or resource you might provide would be appreciated.
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