Welcome to the Jarvis House & Garden.
The Jarvis House was built in 1838 by Ebenezer Jarvis for his new wife. It is known as a bride's house because talismans for good luck were placed in the walls while they were being constructed, including three rusty sabers placed in the chimneys to keep witches out.
This is one of the two old barns in the backyard, which was moved from a street nearby.
The garden is almost an acre in size, and it is as God has given it to us, with three feet of topsoil to plant in. The lay of the land is low and it contains plenty of water which makes everything planted develop to very large proportions. There are many old Ash trees and swamp maples, with Hostas and ferns everywhere.
Everything grows well in this garden. You just poke a hole in the soil, throw a handful of triple phosphate in and plant or transplant shrubs like Azaleas, or Hollies, flowering plants like Hostas, or Japanese Iris, or as in this picture, Strawberries.