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All the Presidents' Gardens: Madison's Cabbages to Kennedy's by Marta McDowell

By Marta McDowell

"A history-rich and extremely readable account of ways our presidents and their households have left their imprint at the 18 acres surrounding the administrative mansion." —Traditional Home
The White residence floor were an unwitting witness to history—a backdrop for squaddies, suffragettes, protestors, and activists. Kings and queens have dined there, money owed and treaties were signed, and presidents have landed and retreated. the back and front backyard for the 1st family members, it truly is by means of extension the nation's first backyard. the entire Presidents' Gardens tells the untold historical past of the White apartment Grounds. beginning with the seed-collecting, plant-obsessed George Washington and finishing with Michelle Obama's concentrate on edibles, this wealthy and compelling narrative unearths how the tale of the backyard is additionally the tale of the United States. Readers know about Lincoln's goats, Ike's placing eco-friendly, Jackie's iconic roses, Amy Carter's tree residence, and masses extra. additionally they research the vegetation whose prefer has come and long gone through the years and the gardeners who've been answerable for all of it. totally illustrated with new and historic photos and paintings, refreshingly nonpartisan, and liberating simply in time for election 12 months, this can be a must-read for somebody drawn to the pink, white, and eco-friendly!

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All the Presidents' Gardens: Madison's Cabbages to Kennedy's Roses, How the White House Grounds Have Grown with America

"A history-rich and intensely readable account of the way our presidents and their households have left their imprint at the 18 acres surrounding the administrative mansion. " —Traditional Home
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Most of these are indoor plants from tropical or extremely temperate regions (without hard freezes during the year). Some garden centers will mix succulents and houseplants together in displays, but you can’t mix them together in a container. ) Houseplants are best suited for indoor miniature gardens and terrariums. Not all houseplants like the humid conditions provided by a terrarium, though, so do your research before enclosing plants in a sealed environment. “Tiny plants” in 1-inch pots. indd 50 (Text) (Fogra 39) Job: 11-40309 Title: CSP-Miniature Gardens #175 DTP: 204 Page:50 11/15/13 12:08 PM 11/15/13 2:27 PM Juniperus horizontalis ‘Pancake’ is a low-spreading variety of the common creeping juniper.

Plant tags for perennials, trees, and shrubs usually list hardiness zones, which are an indication of the plant’s ability to withstand cold, not to tolerate heat. USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map, 2012. S. Department of Agriculture. gov. Perennials Perennials are the largest group of plants to select from for miniature gardens. They grow best in outdoor gardens, but you have to select varieties that are hardy in your area (will survive the coldest temperatures of winter) for them to come back from year to year.

Here’s an example of that in a “large” container garden (below, left). You could also achieve this effect with texture by using a large plant and a small plant or plants, each with grassy-type leaves. Burgundy or chartreuse appear in each of the plants in this large container planting. The repetition between plants unifies the look. Here’s an example with “mini” plants. Chartreuse green is present in the Selaginella (top left) and croton (bottom center). Dark green is present in the leaves of the croton and the polka dot plant (top right).

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