We arrived to the deafening sound of cannon fire!
How the soldiers kept their uniforms clean I do not know.
White pants in battle!!
Prairie planting with Native American shrubs and perennials.
View over George Washington's garden, Mount Vernon.
An enviable crop of squash.
And who's here?
A rather imperious-looking Mrs GW and her hubby.
I couldn't resist photographing this lady with her tussle mussie, the colours were so pleasing with her outfit.
Herbs and dye flowers hanging to dry from the ceiling.
A swing band played to listeners sitting on the grass amphitheatre.
The music and the singers were great
and the grass was hardly damp at all!
The new gardens were designed by a Washington DC-based landscape architecture firm, Ochre Van Sweden using many Native American plants in the free-form style made famous by the firm's founder members. The photograph below is of one the firms American projects.
Now I fancy a riot of colour in my own garden for next year!