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darius

darius
So.App.Mtns.
United States
(Zone 5b)

January 20, 2009
6:58 AM

Post #6027229

Thanks for a lovely informative story/reminder that we have been, and can become, gardeners whatever our status in life. Since I'm into history right now, and have toured the White House, the timing is great.

I like your big plug for sustainability, too!
Dutchlady1
Naples, FL
(Zone 10a)

January 20, 2009
11:19 AM

Post #6027449

Loved this article, and well-timed!

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

January 20, 2009
11:30 AM

Post #6027458

Yup, great subject for today!
Those with historical interest- I really appreciated and you may too, the John Adams series recently out on video. Thomas Jefferson plays a big role, and you also get insight into the life on John Quincy Adams, and Abigail.
Tir_Na_Nog
Houston
United States
(Zone 9b)

January 20, 2009
2:57 PM

Post #6027975

I really appreciate an article that obviously took a lot of thought and research to write up! Good information and a fun read! Thank-you!
Yuska
San Antonio, TX
(Zone 8b)

January 20, 2009
6:12 PM

Post #6028604

Thanks for this excellent article. One of George Washington's five properties, River Farm, is on a bank of the Potomac and is now serving as the headquarters of the American Horticultural Society. That's a place I'd like to visit.

http://www.ahs.org/river_farm/history.htm

Yuska
TexasTam
Plano, TX
(Zone 8a)

January 20, 2009
6:14 PM

Post #6028624

Sally G, thanks for mentioning the John Adams series. I thought it was fabulous, and the guy playing TJ really was perfect. Made me wish they'd do a similar series about him...

carrielamont

carrielamont
Euless, TX
(Zone 8a)

January 20, 2009
8:25 PM

Post #6029046

It's VERY cold in DC today - a perfect day for winter sowing! I wonder if the Obamas have considered that?

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

January 20, 2009
8:31 PM

Post #6029055

A white House garden is fine, but I do believe the President has other things to do. Maybe the girls can grow flowers.
duchessdreams
Reno, NV

January 21, 2009
12:10 AM

Post #6029834

I think a White house garden could make a huge impact on how people think about growing food. Even a small potted garden. Thanks for a great artical on a subject I love:)
KaperC
No. San Diego Co., CA
(Zone 10b)

January 21, 2009
12:52 AM

Post #6029988

Well, it would be nice to see the WH gardens or read about them, but the web site has been changed and there is no link I can find.

Great article, Tamara. We're hoping to do some veggies this year - you've added inspiration. :-)

This message was edited Jan 20, 2009 4:53 PM
TexasTam
Plano, TX
(Zone 8a)

January 21, 2009
1:26 AM

Post #6030120

Thanks for pointing out that dead link, KaperC. Gosh, our new Prez wasted no time in getting his revised website up...good for him!

I've changed the link to an article that has some information about White House garden tours and shows a few pictures of the gardens.
bookworm28
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

January 21, 2009
4:55 AM

Post #6030840

Thanks for a great article, TXTam - so glad to read about it here on DG. I've been watching the "Eat the View" movement on the internet for a while, and think it's a great idea for a garden to replace some of the lawn. Maybe the first family will find gardening as relaxing as we do - with great food as a bonus!
DonShirer
Westbrook, CT
(Zone 6a)

February 15, 2010
12:08 PM

Post #7560370

Recent article shows WHG harvest:

http://www.csmonitor.com/The-Culture/Gardening/2010/0113/Michelle-Obama-s-White-House-garden-is-a-growing-success

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