Rather than thinking of myself as a homeschooling mother, I like to think of myself as a Victorian governess. That's weird, I know. It comes from reading too many books. Perhaps I am too influenced by Jane Eyre or perhaps even The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place, but I imagine my children running through gardens as they read poetry and become true Victorian naturalists. Thanks to the National Arboretum, I came a little closer to achieving that dream.
The National Arboretum is located in Washington, D.C., but it is located in the northeast section of D.C., quite a distance from the main tourist attractions. While it boasts many horticultural treasures, it is perhaps most notable for the 22 columns that were once part of the U.S. Capitol Building.