Jefferson once wrote, as the article linked above mentions, that "No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no comparable to that of the garden. I am still devoted to the garden. But though and old man, I am but a young gardener."
Washington and Jefferson were among the most prominent early gardeners, but the tradition carried on through Kennedy on up to the Bush and Obama administrations, interesting stuff!
There is a really cool (well, the review of it seems cool, we haven't actually read it!) book about Presidential Gardening as well, called Founding Gardeners, check it out!
And when you are done reading, go outside! It's a little overcast right now, but should clear out later today - and with rain predicted for later this week in Orange County, today would make a PERFECT day to do some work in your own "Presidential Garden".
Our big President's Day(s) sale is coming to an end at 5pm tonight, but, until then, you can still take home some awesome plants, including our Annie's Annuals & Perennials selections,
all for 20% off!!!!
George Washington and Abe Lincoln would approve of this, we assure you!
Have a great holiday!