|Boxwood parterre at Mount Vernon, and greenhouse to the right, 2009|
Now the garden is planted with heirloom plants, bulbs, perennials, annuals, shrubs, and roses, in keeping with what George Washington had planted. You can't see it very well, but in the picture above there is an archaeologist behind me sifting through garden soil at a table. We were there right when they started the garden renovation. So now we will have to go back for a visit this spring and see the gardens that George Washington planned.
|Serpentine walls that have enclosed the gardens since George Washington's time|
And below are a few pictures of plants blooming around Green Spring Park on a cold February afternoon.
And of course it was Super Bowl Sunday, so later in the day we headed over to the Bensons to watch the game with the Rubards. Gillian made some delicious appetizers, minestrone soup, bread, and homemade cookies. We ate our way through the game, and all were happy to see the Giants win.