When John Adams moved from Philadelphia to the White House, the building was still under construction and there was no sign of a garden.
At Mount Vernon, Washington created a beautiful American garden that befitted a true patriot.
Thomas Jefferson's gardens at Monticello combined the beautiful with the practical.
Our early presidents were described as nation builders, and all were passionate about plants, nature, agriculture and gardens.
The United States of America was established by farmers and gardeners who were very conscious of protecting their natural resources.
While it is still too cold to work in your garden, you may enjoy reading Andrea Wulf’s informative book.
Camassias are delightful when grouped together in the garden or in a vase.
The early-blooming Iris reticulata are the tiniest iris, and they bloom very early in the spring.
“Spring comes to a garden with tentative indecisive steps. A foot is advanced and then withdrawn.” - Louise Beebe Wilder
More invasive plant to avoid include oriental bittersweet, garlic mustard, reed canary grass, common reed grass and the autumn olive.