Editor’s note: As Ellen Probert Williams continues her respite, we share one of her classic columns, first published on Oct. 5, 2011.
There is little, when one thinks about it, that is
new in gardening. Much of it is actually very old indeed.
The terraced gardens of skyscraper city apartments hark back to the hanging gardens of Babylon.
The stepped-back-style of city architecture traces its roots to the Aztecs, Incas and Biblical times.
In addition to providing sunlight and air, it creates terraces for gardens.