Today I paid a return visit to the White House garden and grounds and the tour was really too early this year, with very little in bloom and plenty of trees not even leafed out yet. And if I were the complaining type I’d mention that it was chilly with cloudy skies – but hey, it didn’t rain! (My spring 2010 visit is recorded here.)
So I don’t have much to show blog readers this time – except the brand-new look of Michelle Obama’s vegetable garden. According to the gardener (that would be Jim Adams) the raised beds were installed for just one reason – to level the growing area in order to stop water from running downhill. So Adams and the White House landscape architect came up with this design, which is an attempt to be organic despite the straight lines of the wood. I stopped short of asking Jim where they bought them – ha! – because naturally they have carpenters right there on the grounds. Must be nice.
The White House Beehive is always photogenic, no matter the weather.
Middle photo by Linda Starke.Tweet