George Washington was the first president of the United States.
Mount Vernon is where he lived when he wasn’t president. He had a deep interest in plants and crops. He experimented with plants to see if he could make them better.
I couldn’t find out exactly what crops were planted at Mount Vernon. I did find that he planted over 60 types if crops. I found a general idea of the plants like corn and wheat, but not what kinds. He did have a vegetable garden and grew fruits. I don’t know what kinds of those he grew either. It is probably that it is hard to know the types of plants that were there when he was alive.
Let’s start with a map of Virginia, so we know where we are.
Here is a drawing that George Washing made of the land.
The next two pictures are of the Virginia State Flower, which is the American Dogwood. It is also called Red Twig Dogwood.
The last picture is of the state bird which is the Northern Cardinal. The picture is from Kickapoo Valley Reserve. It is a Cardinal Pair.