By Marta McDowell

ISBN-10: 1604697504

ISBN-13: 9781604697506

"A history-rich and intensely 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 apartment floor were an unwitting witness to history—a backdrop for infantrymen, suffragettes, protestors, and activists. Kings and queens have dined there, accounts and treaties were signed, and presidents have landed and retreated. the back and front backyard for the 1st kin, it really is through extension the nation's first backyard. all of the Presidents' Gardens tells the untold background of the White residence Grounds. beginning with the seed-collecting, plant-obsessed George Washington and finishing with Michelle Obama's specialize in edibles, this wealthy and compelling narrative unearths how the tale of the backyard is additionally the tale of the US. Readers know about Lincoln's goats, Ike's placing eco-friendly, Jackie's iconic roses, Amy Carter's tree condominium, and lots more and plenty extra. in addition they research the vegetation whose prefer has come and long past through the years and the gardeners who've been answerable for all of it. absolutely illustrated with new and old photos and artwork, refreshingly nonpartisan, and liberating simply in time for election 12 months, this can be a must-read for a person drawn to the crimson, white, and eco-friendly!

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I am also growing several vegetables from seeds. Start out with a few vegetables that you eat often and each year, add a new vegetable to your garden. By growing the vegetables that you use often, you can save a lot of money every month on your food bill. The amount of money that you save each month will depend on how large the garden and how many vegetables you consume. Remember that you will be saving some of them, in various ways, to use for the winter months spring before the next harvest. Space is a factor when you are planning your vegetable garden.

It can pay a couple of bills for you or just ease the burden for you a bit. And this savings can continue to blossom. You will see savings in your food bills every month when you start to grow your own vegetables. Of course, you will have to wait until harvest time to start to really start saving the money, but after your first harvest, you can save money all year long using the tips in this book. There are also tips that I will give you that will enable you to start saving money relatively soon with herbs.

If you have a patch of ground, you can save money by growing your own vegetables in the soil and wind up with vegetables and fruits that are healthier than those that you buy in the store. You can save at least $100 a month by growing your own vegetables and this savings, if you take the tips in this book, can be used after the harvest time if you learn how to preserve the various vegetables and fruits. Think of what you can do with $100 a month. It can pay a couple of bills for you or just ease the burden for you a bit.

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