In the latest issue of Early American Life is an article by once-and-future ICJS fellow Andrea Wulf, "The Brother Gardeners," described thusly: A mutual love of plants drew American John Bartram and Englishman Peter Collinson into a long-term partnership that changed the face of European gardening. (I assume this is a very-much condensed overview of Andrea's book of the same name.)
Also possibly of interest in this issue: "Naming Their Babies," by Amy Poole - which I was very much hoping had some examples of entertaining Puritan names like Constitutionality Brown or Lord-Smite-Me-Now Samuels - unfortunately on my quick scan I don't see any in there.
"A Most Valuable Accessory," by Janet Cass - about bedhangings in colonial America. There's some mention of George Washington's home and James Madison's, although I don't see Monticello. We actually just re-did the South Pavilion with new upholstery and yes, new bedhangings.