Wednesday, June 15, 2016

All the Presidents' Gardens

Author: Marta McDowell
Stars: 4
Review by: Mandy Apgar

Nice for both historians and gardeners, as well as persons interested in architecture. A history of the White House landscaping and grounds, which really is not nearly as dull as it sounds at first. Beginning with John Adams, several of the Presidents occupying the White House had their own stamp on what should be planted and where - mother's favorite flowers, no - that is a symbol of X during this period, us memorial gardens and tribute centers, the sheep once kept to graze down the front lawn, and the various kitchen gardens (which I found interesting as I had just finished a book by Mrs. Obama on her garden where she repeatedly states it was the first of its kind - um, not even close).

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