Posts Tagged: Amador
Ah, rain! It's good for the drought and it's good for the rain beetles. If you've never seen a rain beetle (genus Pleocoma) no worries. Most people...
This rain beetle, thought to be Pleocoma fimbriata, was collected in Plymouth, Amador County. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A beetle, thought to be Pleocoma fimbriata,walks on a leaf. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Rain beetles are large and shiny. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A collection of rain beetles, thought to be Pleocoma fimbriata, from Plymouth, Amador County. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A trip to Sutter Creek and Jackson in the gold country found us driving into Plymouth.
Plymouth is a very small town about 2 ½ hours from Fairfield, yet they have a James Beard Award winning restaurant and the Amador Flower Farm, which was our destination.
After traveling down a two lane very windy road, passing several winery’s nestled in the rolling hills; we arrived at the flower farm.
The Amador Flower Farm is known for its daylilies. They have over 1000 daylilies in pots in colors of yellow burgundy, peach, pink and combination of these colors. You can also order the most popular ones on line, you will have 900 to choose from. Some of the daylilies are single flowers some are double, some are fragrant.
This flower farm is made up of 4 acres of landscape. You can walk the trails that wind through and stop for a picnic lunch under the oak trees. Unfortunately, it rained the day we were there so walking any of the 4 acres was out. They have a lake surrounded by green rolling hills, planted boarders of daylilies that you can see from the parking lot, so that helped. If you go be sure to look at the signs all over to watch for rattlesnakes on the pathways.
They do have a fairly large nursery where you can find other plants, flowers, shrubs and vegetables, but their main thing is the daylilies. If you go and get caught in the rain, like we did, they also have a gift shop to check out.
Here is the web site for you to take a look to see what they do offer. www.amadorflowerfarm.com
photos by Betty Victor