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All the Presidents' gardens : Madison's cabbages to Kennedy's roses : how the White House grounds have grown with America / Marta McDowell.

McDowell, Marta, author. (Author).
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  • 9 of 11 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Brownstown PL - Brownstown 635.097 M478 (Text) 79361000097688 Adult Nonfiction - Gardening, House & Home Available -
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 : Donated by CrownPointe Assisted Living Staff & Residents in memory of Bobbie Mendenhall. [ ed 2016-06-06 @ LBPLL ]
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West Lafayette PL - West Lafayette 635.0975 McD (Text) 31951004107410 Main Floor - New Arrivals Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781604695892
  • ISBN: 1604695897
  • Physical Description: 335 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Portland, Oregon : Timber Press, 2016.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-316) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Prologue: the pursuit of happiness -- Versailles on the Potomac: the 1790s -- Founders' grounds: 1800-1809 -- Gentlemen's occupation: 1810s-1830s -- Embellishments: 1840s-1880s -- Gilded gardens: 1880s-1900s -- Home front: 1910s-1940s -- America the beautiful: 1940s-1990s -- Is green the new red, white, and blue?, 1990s and beyond -- Epilogue -- First gardeners: the men who planted for presidents -- All the presidents' plants: two centuries of shrubs, trees, and vines.
Summary, etc.: "In this rich and compelling narrative, garden historian Marta McDowell traces the story of how the White House grounds were conceived and how they have changed from administration to administration. From George Washington's obsession with collecting trees to Michelle Obama's kitchen garden, McDowell shows how the White House grounds are a reflection of America's enthusiasms."--Dust jacket.
The front and back yard for the first family, the White House is by extension the nation's first garden. McDowell starts her story with the seed-collecting, plant-obsessed George Washington and ends with Michelle Obama's focus on edibles, to create a compelling narrative of how the garden is also the story of America.
Subject: White House Gardens (Washington, D.C.) > History.
Gardens > Washington (D.C.) > History.
Horticulture > Washington (D.C.) > History.

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