Watch the Video as Pat gives explains the bonus block. It is a repeat of Block #1 with different color placement.
InspirationOatlands Plantation is west of where I live, in Virginia.
Some history from their website - In 1798 a young bachelor named George Carter inherited 3,408 acres of prime Loudoun County, Virginia farmland. Carter was a descendant of one of Virginia’s first families.
Nearly a century after George Carter began the construction of Oatlands, Mr. and Mrs.William Corcoran Eustis of Washington, D. C. purchased the property as their country home in 1903. In spite of the garden’s neglected state, Edith Eustis saw the garden ruin as a quiet, still, mysterious place harboring “old secrets” that inspired her to fill Carter’s terraces with boxwood-lined parterres full of fragrant and colorful flowers such as tulips, peonies, iris, and lilies. Romantic plant containers, statuary, and structures were added.
The bowling green and the reflecting pool share one long terrace with the teahouse acting as one terminus and the young fawn statuary as the other. The rose garden and a memorial to a daughter of Mrs. Eustis also became garden elements.
See… a place with secrets.. she put in lots of little twists and turns into that Garden!!
This plantation also has a very old greenhouse you can go into. It was built in 1810, and said to be the oldest standing greenhouse in the South (although we are quite far north to be considered the south…. wink!)
My Favorite find in this beautiful garden was this arbor and the Hydrangeas! The whole area was very lush and green. We went in early Sept so much of the flowers were done.
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