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Sewickley -- Macchione Italian Garden

Former owner:
Schmitt Family  Search this
Brown family  Search this
Floro, Rosario and Concetta  Search this
Flora, Frank and Dominica  Search this
Macchione, Giovanni  Search this
Macchione, Maria  Search this
Provenance:
Village Garden Club of Sewickley  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Macchione Italian Garden (Sewickley, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Allegheny County -- Sewickley
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, photocopies of articles, a calendar, a planting list, historical information about the Italian community, and 28 photographic prints of horticultural details.
General:
The Macchione Italian Garden is a working family garden in which the four-tenths of an acre lot is planted with vegetables, herbs, and fruits that produce food for this extended family, following traditional practices. Some of these practices include collecting rainwater from the roofs of the house and garage in two large cisterns, growing bamboo in a corner next to the garage that is used for bean and tomato supports, using old pipes to build a grape arbor, and using plant material such as garlic leaves to tie up vines. Flowers are grown for beauty alongside vegetables and herbs as foundation plantings around the white clapboard house but there are few ornamental trees or shrubs. The working trees include Chinese chestnut and fruit: apple, apricot, cherry, fig, peach, pear, persimmon and plum, which, in addition to the grapes grown on the arbor, will be preserved or made into wine.
There are two large vegetable gardens enriched with compost in which the crops are rotated and planted in succession to maximize production. In May lettuce and broccoli are planted in alternating rows so the lettuce will be shaded as the weather gets warmer; other early season crops included garlic, onions and strawberries grown in pots. In summer the crops include zucchini, many kinds of peppers, cabbages, beans, eggplant and tomatoes. Rapini is planted in the fall while the seeds of the summer vegetables are saved for the next year. A white fig tree is pushed over into a trench each year and covered with boards and leaves so it will survive the winter weather. Chickens are kept in a coop next to the garage and their diet of corn is supplemented with harvested vegetable stalks.
The Macchione Italian Garden is featured in www.theitaliangardenproject.com and participated in a tour of Italian gardens in 2010.
Persons associated with the garden include: Schmitt family (former owners, 1910-1923); Brown family (former owners, 1923-1965); Rosario and Concetta Floro (former owners, 1965-1993); Frank and Dominica Flora (former owners, 1993-1999); Giovanni and Maria Macchione (former owners, 1999- ).
Related Materials:
Macchione Italian Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (37 digital images; 29 photographic prints)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Sewickley  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA729
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Pennsylvania
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6297cf97f-b986-497a-920e-cea59eb2a50d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16576

Fistularia tabacaria

Collector:
Dr. H. A. A. Nicholls  Search this
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
Atlantic, Caribbean Sea  Search this
Place:
Dominica, West Indies, Dominica, Atlantic
Collection Date:
1881
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Osteichthyes, Actinopterygii, Neopterygii, Acanthopterygii, Syngnathiformes, Syngnathoidei, Fistulariidae
Published Name:
Fistularia tabacaria
Other Numbers:
Original Number : 9
USNM Number:
29834
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Vertebrate Zoology
Fishes
Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Fishes Division
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3de0029b1-9c51-470a-83f6-7edcfe7bbb72
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_16854543

Centropomus undecimalis

Collector:
Dr. H. A. A. Nicholls  Search this
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
Atlantic, Caribbean Sea  Search this
Place:
Dominica, West Indies, Dominica, Atlantic
Collection Date:
1881
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Osteichthyes, Actinopterygii, Neopterygii, Acanthopterygii, Perciformes, Percoidei, Centropomidae
Published Name:
Centropomus undecimalis
USNM Number:
29836
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Vertebrate Zoology
Fishes
Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Fishes Division
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/346674af7-ef33-422a-a559-4dad8b6bfb71
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_16854544

Mugil curema

Collector:
Dr. H. A. A. Nicholls  Search this
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
Atlantic, Caribbean Sea  Search this
Place:
Dominica, West Indies, Dominica, Atlantic
Collection Date:
1881
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Osteichthyes, Actinopterygii, Neopterygii, Acanthopterygii, Perciformes, Percoidei, Mugilidae
Published Name:
Mugil curema
Other Numbers:
Original Number : 21
USNM Number:
29837
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Vertebrate Zoology
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Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Fishes Division
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3926f3c3d-cfcd-4f1e-8f25-f914f2ae66d9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_16854545

Sparisoma radians

Collector:
Dr. H. A. A. Nicholls  Search this
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
Atlantic, Caribbean Sea  Search this
Place:
Dominica, West Indies, Dominica, Atlantic
Collection Date:
1881
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Osteichthyes, Actinopterygii, Neopterygii, Acanthopterygii, Perciformes, Labroidei, Scaridae, Sparisomatinae
Published Name:
Sparisoma radians
Other Numbers:
Original Number : 18
USNM Number:
29842
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Vertebrate Zoology
Fishes
Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Fishes Division
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/34064f105-2375-426f-afbb-1304e9ac803e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_16854546

Pareques acuminatus

Collector:
Dr. H. A. A. Nicholls  Search this
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
Atlantic, Caribbean Sea  Search this
Place:
Dominica, West Indies, Dominica, Atlantic
Collection Date:
1881
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Osteichthyes, Actinopterygii, Neopterygii, Acanthopterygii, Perciformes, Percoidei, Sciaenidae
Published Name:
Pareques acuminatus
USNM Number:
29845
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Vertebrate Zoology
Fishes
Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Fishes Division
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3d9a2f751-6f28-4c58-858b-eb0dde174ae0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_16854547

Bothus lunatus

Collector:
Dr. H. A. A. Nicholls  Search this
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
Atlantic, Caribbean Sea  Search this
Place:
Dominica, West Indies, Dominica, Atlantic
Collection Date:
1881
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Osteichthyes, Actinopterygii, Neopterygii, Acanthopterygii, Pleuronectiformes, Pleuronectoidei, Bothidae
Published Name:
Bothus lunatus
Other Numbers:
Original Number : 19
USNM Number:
29847
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Vertebrate Zoology
Fishes
Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Fishes Division
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/37216a0f7-58f4-4b8b-844d-e3c649faaff6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_16854548

Heteropriacanthus

Collector:
Dr. H. A. A. Nicholls  Search this
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
Atlantic, Caribbean Sea  Search this
Place:
Dominica, West Indies, Dominica, Atlantic
Collection Date:
1881
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Osteichthyes, Actinopterygii, Neopterygii, Acanthopterygii, Perciformes, Percoidei, Priacanthidae
Published Name:
Heteropriacanthus
Other Numbers:
Original Number : 20
USNM Number:
29852
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Vertebrate Zoology
Fishes
Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Fishes Division
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3d1e72993-0045-41c3-a91b-075f5432096c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_16854549

Dajaus monticola

Collector:
Dr. H. A. A. Nicholls  Search this
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
Atlantic, Caribbean Sea  Search this
Place:
Dominica, West Indies, Dominica, Atlantic
Collection Date:
1881
Taxonomy:
Chordata, Actinopterygii, Mugiliformes, Mugilidae
Published Name:
Dajaus monticola
Other Numbers:
Original Number : 11
USNM Number:
29858
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Vertebrate Zoology
Fishes
Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Fishes Division
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/373002e49-369e-4385-9f77-7cad2a265e6b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_16854550

Mycteroperca venenosa

Collector:
Dr. H. A. A. Nicholls  Search this
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
Atlantic, Caribbean Sea  Search this
Place:
Dominica, West Indies, Dominica, Atlantic
Collection Date:
1881
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Osteichthyes, Actinopterygii, Neopterygii, Acanthopterygii, Perciformes, Percoidei, Serranidae, Epinephelinae
Published Name:
Mycteroperca venenosa
Other Numbers:
Original Number : 22
USNM Number:
29862
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Vertebrate Zoology
Fishes
Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Fishes Division
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/30fff2f1e-4fd0-45d5-8c96-cc6db249b969
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_16854551

Anthurium dominicense Schott

Biogeographical Region:
81 - Caribbean  Search this
Collector:
Robert L. Wilbur  Search this
E. L. Dunn  Search this
Henry A. Hespenheide  Search this
D. R. Wiseman  Search this
Microhabitat Description:
Disturbed rainforest  Search this
Place:
About 5 miles from Pont Cassé along road to Rosalie, Dominica, West Indies - Neotropics
Collection Date:
22 Jul 1964
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Arales Araceae Pothoideae
Published Name:
Anthurium dominicense Schott
Barcode:
00958642
USNM Number:
2534446
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
West Indies Project
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/392bda4cf-a25e-43bb-8113-b39275f1e1dd
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_10490691

Anthurium hookeri Kunth

Biogeographical Region:
81 - Caribbean  Search this
Collector:
C. Whitefoord  Search this
Place:
Northwest slopes of Morne Diablotin, Syndicate Estate, Dominica, West Indies - Neotropics
Collection Date:
27 Mar 1988
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Arales Araceae Pothoideae
Published Name:
Anthurium hookeri Kunth
Barcode:
00958669
USNM Number:
3132739
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
West Indies Project
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/38a0f97aa-43d6-4bb8-b7be-86bffbf5e74b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_10490710

Philodendron hederaceum (Jacq.) Schott var. hederaceum

Biogeographical Region:
81 - Caribbean  Search this
Collector:
Dan H. Nicolson  Search this
Min. Elevation:
305  Search this
Place:
Mal-en-gamme, St. John, Dominica, West Indies - Neotropics
Collection Date:
3 Nov 1964
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Arales Araceae Aroideae
Published Name:
Philodendron hederaceum (Jacq.) Schott var. hederaceum
Barcode:
00958786
USNM Number:
2468925
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
West Indies Project
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/367208ac7-6cac-469e-b4f3-5042b4b2c448
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_10490722

A new bat from the Island of Dominica

Author:
Miller, Gerrit S.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
1902
Citation:
Miller, Gerrit S. 1902. "A new bat from the Island of Dominica." Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 15 243–244.
Identifier:
124931
ISSN:
0006-324X
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_124931

Morden-Smithsonian Expedition to Dominica: The Lichens (Thelotremataceae)

Author:
Hale, Mason E., Jr.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
1974
Citation:
Hale, Mason E., Jr. 1974. Morden-Smithsonian Expedition to Dominica: The Lichens (Thelotremataceae). In Smithsonian Contributions to Botany, 16. https://doi.org/10.5479/si.0081024X.16.
Identifier:
77469
DOI:
https://doi.org/10.5479/si.0081024X.16
ISBN:
0081-024X
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_77469

New species of Cephaloleia Chevrolat, 1837 (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Cassidinae) from Dominica

Author:
Staines, Charles L.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
2008
Citation:
Staines, Charles L. 2008. "New species of Cephaloleia Chevrolat, 1837 (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Cassidinae) from Dominica." Insecta Mundi, (30) 1–4.
Identifier:
155374
ISSN:
0749-6737
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_155374

Cover

Medium:
paper; ink ( ) /
Type:
Covers & Associated Letters
Date:
1937
Object number:
0.293982.101
See more items in:
National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm86304953c-2118-411c-9be7-0af8be525db1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_0.293982.101

Cover

Medium:
paper; ink
Type:
Covers & Associated Letters
Date:
1939
Object number:
0.293982.34
See more items in:
National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm850a1c637-c2b6-4c68-98db-53bdabbcb57c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_0.293982.34

Scyliorhinidae

Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
Atlantic, Caribbean Sea  Search this
Vessel:
Oregon II  Search this
Depth (m):
666
Preparation:
Photograph
Place:
Off Dominica, Lesser Antilles, Caribbean Sea., Dominica, Atlantic
Collection Date:
1 Dec 1969
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Chondrichthyes, Chondrichthyes, Elasmobranchii, Euselachii, Carcharhiniformes, Scyliorhinidae
Published Name:
Scyliorhinidae
Accession Number:
286562
USNM Number:
221552
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Vertebrate Zoology
Fishes
Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Fishes Division
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3db23c77b-b3e6-4ec2-8c88-7e147edc94f6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_5080102
Online Media:

Leymus mollis subsp. villosissimus (Scribn.) Á. Löve & D. Löve

Biogeographical Region:
81 - Caribbean  Search this
Collector:
P. A. Colinvaux  Search this
E. G. Horn  Search this
W. C. Horn  Search this
Place:
The Pribilof Islands. St. Paul Island: Dunes near village of St. Paul., St. Paul, Dominica, West Indies - Neotropics
Collection Date:
17 Jul 1963
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Pooideae
Published Name:
Leymus mollis subsp. villosissimus (Scribn.) Á. Löve & D. Löve
Leymus californicus (Bol. ex Thurb.) Barkworth
Barcode:
03454565
USNM Number:
2524346
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/377b902ef-f3b4-42ee-be54-d474eb0dad9b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15986391

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