United States (Zone 5b)
|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!
Naples, FL (Zone 10a)
|Loved this article, and well-timed!
Anne Arundel,, MD (Zone 7a)
|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.
United States (Zone 9b)
|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!
San Antonio, TX (Zone 8b)
|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.
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
|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...
Euless, TX (Zone 8a)
|It's VERY cold in DC today - a perfect day for winter sowing! I wonder if the Obamas have considered that?
South Hamilton, MA
|A white House garden is fine, but I do believe the President has other things to do. Maybe the girls can grow flowers.
|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:)
No. San Diego Co., CA (Zone 10b)
|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. :-)
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Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
|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.
Houston, TX (Zone 9a)
|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!
Westbrook, CT (Zone 6a)
|Recent article shows WHG harvest: