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Monday, May 18, 2015

Amelia Garden

Little bit of information on Amelia county:
Amelia county is  in Virginia.  Named in honor of Princess Amelia of Great Britain, daughter of King George 2nd.
 Parts of Brunswick and Prince George counties created Amelia county in 1735.   General Robert E. Lee and his army during the civil spent the days of April 4 and 5 in 1865 at Amelia courthouse before his surrender to Ulysses S Grant at Appomattox.

Amelia known for it's minerals ,   Amazonite is  found at  Morefield mine in the county.   I have some that I collected from here years ago,  now need to go back.

The largest potato pancake with applesauce - Amelia county fair was home to.  It weighed over 2 and a quarter tons which meant 4 truckloads of potatoes were used.  It was made to raise funds for the German American national scholarship fund in 1986.
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About three weeks ago we visited my Mom and took her to this little garden in Amelia Courthouse area.  



Entrance to garden






Can see Mom in the distance sitting in the pergola area catching the warm sun




Little nooks for to sit a spell and enjoy the plantings that surround.  Looks to be maybe "coral bells".




I am wondering if the plant is Monks hood


I love the color and the plant but can't have it with the grandchildren around



Mom is enjoying it.









I like the different textures and colors of the plants in this photo,  also the very old log cabin peeking through the bushes


This is one garden we enjoyed seeing this day and Mom was ready after sitting a spell for an afternoon nap....
                               
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5 comments:

  1. That looks like a beautiful garden to visit and to just sit and enjoy as your mom is doing. Thanks for visiting. Have a blessed week.

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  2. Hi Betsy, This is a lovely garden!! I would enjoy sitting a spell here too. :) The purple flowers you mentioned are columbine; if you Google columbine flower, you can look at the images and you'll see some just like these. The foliage is very distinct and easy to identify. Columbine comes in other colors, too, but I think the purple is just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your pictures and have a wonderful week!

    Hugs,

    Denise at Forest Manor

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  3. What a lovely place to wander! Have a great week!

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  4. Love that you shared such a special garden, so many wonderful details. Hugs for your Mom. Thanks for visiting me too.
    Joy

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  5. Ein großartiger Garten! Prinzessin Amalia ist hier bei uns auch sehr bekannt. Die Akelai in Blau ist wirklich wunderschön, so farbintensiv habe ich sie noch nicht gesehen.
    Liebe Grüße
    kathinka

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