Winterberry Farm Primitives

This blog is now devoted to gardening with native plants with a focus on those species native to the east coast of the United States. With an MS in Agricultural Science from the University of Delaware and my love of native plants, I hope to help folks see the beauty and necessity of using native plants in your garden instead of exotic plants. Did you know that our native song birds and native insects are disappearing as our local environments continue to change?
For those who come to this page to see my 'Winterberry Farm Primitives' blog can now be found at where I will post new additions to my online antiques shop at and discuss various subjects about primitive antiques.

Monday, May 3, 2010

The great old jug!

Here is the great old A.P. Donaghho jug that I picked up yesterday! I was born in Parkersburg, WV and have been collecting A.P. Donaghho jugs for a while but this is the first one of this size and color that I have seen. I have some of the several A.P. Donaghho crocks and jugs that were found in my maternal grandfather's dairy barn (in Cairo, WV) after his death in the early 1970's; but none like this great old jug.
On another note, my native fringe tree (Chionanthus virginicus) is beginning to flower today and I will be posting pictures of it by late this afternoon. I will also be posting pictures of my spring/summer garden on my webpage at:


  1. your music is glorious! I used to write a friend in Ireland and she recorded some music for me- Caledonia was one of the songs - brings back great memories..

  2. I love it too! Coming from a Celtic ancestry (Irish, Scottish, and Welsh) AND growing up in the West Virginia mountains - I love this music! It sounds like home to me.