I’ll start off with saying that the state bird of Virginia is the Northern Cardinal. Here is a picture from Kickipoo Valley Preserve of a Cardinal pair.
Thomas Jefferson was president of the United States. He was one of the framers of the US Constitution.
Here is a map of Virginia. On the right side of the state, you can see Charlottesville. That is where Monticello is located.
Next are pictures of Monticello. It is a large estate.
Monticello, taken in 2010 by, Billy Hathorn
View of Monticello with the vegetable garden by, Billy Hathorn
Another view of the vegetable garden by Moofpocket, user, Wikipedia Commons
The fish pond. It was stocked with fish and when needed, the fish were used for meals. By, Billy Hathorn
This is the drawing that Thomas Jefferson made for planting the flower gardens. Each area was planted with one kind of flower.
Next, are pictures of flowers that grow well in Virginia. A variety of these flowers were planted at Monticello. What is shown here may not be the exact type planted there. There are many kinds of these flowers. This is only a small sample.
Bellflower by, Norbert Nagel, Morfelden-Waldorf, Germany
Red Geranium by, Andrew Schmidt
Cardinal Flower by, Dr. Thomas G. Barnes, US Fish and Wildlife Service