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A visual tour of Mount Vernon, the home of the first president of the United States, George Washington…

His home…

The view of the Potomac River from his back porch…

The formal garden with the greenhouse in the background. Here he grew pomegranates and bananas. How visionary!

The vegetable garden. After his presidency, the Washington’s had guests every night for over 600 days. According to the tour, Mrs. Washington served ham nearly every day because she thought it was the best food suitable for company.

A bumblebee on a globe amaranth. I can’t wait to grow some of these next year.

My aunt and I in front of the house.