Remeber the history
Personal opinion, that the garden and history are synonymous. The very nature of a garden is working its own history, human touch aside. Adding the human element, Gardeners hobby /professional have been passing along information,plants, seed and growing techniques as long as there have been gardens grown. The world over. In fact this is what this web site is all about. History is the recording of events pure and simple. The seeds we hybridize record their events in genetic code. We record their "marriages" on disc or an old spiral notebook. The bugs we killed, the weeds we pulled and what we used. Not grand world changing histories but small personal ones. Gardening is the human fascination of growing.
I am willing to bet that every one of us could mention one or two gardening mentors that inspired and taught us. Handing their thoughts and theories and knowledge down to us while working along side, pruning, trimming, planting, what have you. Folks that we will never forget and indeed pop into our mind when we're pulling that last weed or we see a certain flower blooming. We can read the books and study the designs on the internet and in the hall but true garden history comes from these quiet teachers of our memories.
Gardening and History, we can not have one without the other.