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Driving By . . . Part 1~

Although the COVID-19 pandemic keeps our loyal volunteers and visitors from Collins House tours, we thought you would enjoy a brief drive-by tour.

Broom corn towers above the bright sunflowers along the rustic fence.

The D.D. Collins House Three Sisters of the garden.

Our version of the garden term, "Three Sisters" ~ corn, beans, and squash is broom corn, sunflowers, and pumpkins. A centuries old tradition because these three crops not only complement each other in the garden, but also as a nutritional powerhouse (except broom corn, of course).

Our rustic fence makes our garden a perfect 1840's scene.

Learn more about our bounty and the Three Sisters by clicking the pumpkin!

18th century drawing of a pumpkin by Joseph Plenck

Photographs taken July 29, 2020

by Paul Welch

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Mail: c/o 104 Irene Dr., Collinsville, IL 62234 

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