George Washington's reputation as an avid plantsman and farmer was well known. Foreign governments, friend admirers, even strangers supplied him with a steady stream of seeds, slips, bulbs, and cuttings from all over the world. William Washington, a relative living in South Carolina, sent southern magnolia that adapted beautifully to Mount Vernon. "Magnolia" became the name of an Arabian racing stallion owned by George Washington.
Rosy purple magnolia blossoms, cherry blossoms, a sprig of cherries, and "Mount Vernon" decorate this 6" x 6" glazed trivet with leatherette backing to protect your table. Hand decorated in Virginia.