All the Presidents’ Gardens: Madison’s Cabbages to Kennedy’s Roses, How the White House Grounds Have Grown with America by Marta McDowell {A Book Review}

This post contains affiliate links to a great book.  I received a copy of this book from Edelweiss for review consideration. This post was originally shared last autumn.  Since then I have thought of it several times.  As the holidays approach, this would be a great gift consideration for the gardener in your life ……

Only A Memory

One of the trees in our front yard was surrounded with beautifully blooming tulips last week, similar to the ones pictured above. Their beauty brightened my day, adding a much needed bright spot as I left to take George and Drake to school.  What a display of color! “I’m so glad I saved the bulbs…

All the Presidents’ Gardens: Madison’s Cabbages to Kennedy’s Roses, How the White House Grounds Have Grown with America by Marta McDowell {A Book Review}

This past summer we were able to take a last minute trip to our nation’s capitol.  Between visits with several different friends, we made stops at various sites around the area.  Many I had been to before, but a few were new.  For our kids, they were all new and most were about times in history…

Adding Color

    The pansies should spread to cover a lot of the area between them. With the lillies behind them, and some sunflowers behind those, this bed has the potential for great curb appeal.  A much improved look over last year.  I made picture above larger, even though it is out of focus, so you could…