People usually travel to different states or country’s to see the sights without even knowing what there is to offer right around them in their own state. With the gas prices I think traveling closer to home will be the vacation spots this year. Last weekend my daughter and I visited some local historical sites in our area. One being the Mound City which was built by the Hopewell American Indians and the other was Adena Mansion.
Adena Mansion is in Chillicothe, Ohio. Chillicothe was the first Capital City of Ohio before it was moved to Columbus, Ohio. The Adena Mansion was the home of Thomas Worthington the sixth governor of Ohio. It was built during the years 1806-1807.
The mansion sets on the remaining 300 acres of what was once 2,000 acres, and now contains five outbuilding and formal gardens.
The mansion sets on a hill which overlooks the Scioto River Valley with a view out over to the Logan Ridge. This view was the inspiration for the Great Seal of Ohio.
There are tours daily of the mansion but we were interested in the gardens when we visited. No big surprise there. LOL!
The gardens were smaller than what I thought they would be but there were some pretty blooms to be found.
Several kinds of aquilegia were growing there in the gardens. I loved this red and cream colored columbine.
Some of the flowers had tags and some did not so I do not know the name of this columbine. I am sure some of you have this one in your flower gardens though. Cardinal??
The Foxgloves were blooming in several locations.
Thank you Janet & Grace for the plant ID!
Persicaria Fleece Flower
They were busy cleaning up the garden beds from the early blooming flowers such as the tulips and crocus and were adding many new annuals to the gardens.
The heat is on now and we stepped right from cool, wet spring right into the hot humid summer temperatures here.
I am not going to complain about the heat because I grumbled enough last winter and this spring. LOL!