My FAVORITE part of the whole day - the kitchen gardens and the "frou frou" gardens. I think they were DH's favorites too. Apparently, G. Washington was quite the garden and specimen collector. Anyway, there was a smallish tree/bush in the gardens that was absolutely beautiful, but I have no idea what it is. It had these very soft green buds in large bunches. They almost looked like hydrangea buds, but I don't think they were, as they were blooming like this way back in May.
The first two pics on the cut are the mysterious tree/bush, the rest are Mt. Vernon GARDEN PORN.
Any ideas of what it is? I would absolutely LOVE to put one in my garden.
The kitchen gardens, with beautiful lavender (I think):
Some leafy greens of undetermined identity: