Sunday, October 25, 2015

31 Days of Garden Tours - Day 25


Today's tour is of the garden around the Pritchard House in Titusville, Florida.  The home, built in 1891, is a grand Victorian, painted in the period style. 



Here are a couple more shots of the exterior of the home.


 
Isn't she grand?  She may look drab, but that's the way houses were painted back in that day.  The plaque below tells the history of the home and the family that built it.




We toured the garden this week, and the day was overcast.  It being October, most of the summer flowers are fading, but I found a few blooms to share.





There were several citrus trees bearing fruit.  The Pritchard House sits in the heart of historic downtown Titusville, and it's great for people to be able to see how oranges and grapefruit grow.  The citrus trees in this area are so abundant, that nobody picks them because most people have them in their own yards. When I first moved here, I couldn't believe the waste of perfectly good fruit.  Now, there is a group that harvests the fruit and gives it to local food banks.

The fruit on the tree is grapefruit.  The plant in the foreground is pretty, but highly poisonous. My husband calls it "Franken-plant".  It grows wild, and profusely, here on the Space Coast.


I loved this pretty, little garden shed.  Yes, the house might have had an out-house back in 1891.
 
Here are some shots of the garden that surrounds the home.






 I took several more shots of the house, but I have to remember this is a garden tour.  I'm fascinated by Victorian houses.

Stop by tomorrow for another beautiful garden.

Blessings to you, Gail-Friends.


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