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Master Gardener Defends Melania’s White House Garden Restoration, And They Might Change Your Opinion
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Master Gardener Defends Melania’s White House Garden Restoration, And They Might Change Your Opinion Interview With Author

On Saturday, Melania Trump unveiled her new Rose Garden renovation and it caused one hell of a stir on social media. The hashtag #RoseGardenMassacre began trending, and people were comparing the result to everything from a cemetery to a parking lot.

But one master gardener, who goes by the name Jaded Cat online, stepped into the heated debate to give her take on the infamous Rose Garden makeover. In a lengthy post, the Imgur user went step by step to expose some of the critical arguments and prove them wrong. The woman concludes that Melania’s restoration is, in fact, a “well-done” one even if it doesn’t change the fact that Trump is “an annoying orange seagull.”

Bored Panda reached out to the master gardener behind the post to find out more about what she has to say about the controversial redesign.

“Melania did not exactly go down to Lowe’s and pick up some dirt and plants. Landscaping is not a political job appointment; the professionals hired to handle the situation don’t deserve to be tarred with the same brush as the Trump family,” she told us. Scroll down for the full interview below.

Image credits: Trying2P

Image credits: White House Museum

Image credits: Andrea Hanks

The master gardener, known by her online name Jaded Cat, is certified in multiple states, and she currently has what she calls “an antique apothecary garden. It’s filled with antique flower varieties, climbing English roses, and herbs I use in making all-natural oils and lotions.”

The woman emphasized that “Gardening has been a lifelong love of mine, roses being my specialty.” She also agreed to share with us what she thinks of the social media backlash against Melania’s Rose Garden renovation.

“Like many victims in abusive relationships, we as humans have been injured by Trump’s decisions for the country so often that people are becoming conditioned to view anything they do under the filter of ‘what now?!'”

Image credits: John. F Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

However, the gardener believes that this is a risky attitude. “By making him out to be inhuman, we avoid taking responsibility for allowing the country to get to the point where a man like him was elected in the first place. In this case, it could damage the reputations of the professional botanists, historians, and landscapers that actually did the work and restoration Melania is being handed credit for.”

Jaded Cat named a few experts: “Perry Guillot, Inc. and Oehme, van Sweden & Associates/OvS do not deserve to have their names tarnished.”

Image credits: John. F Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

Image credits: Tara Engberg

The gardener explained that in terms of Melania’s renovation, upgrading the drainage is an excellent choice. “One thing not noted in many articles is that this restoration has been in discussion since the Obama Administration and was approved last year, long before the current set of crises.”

Moreover, “Gardens need refreshing from time to time, especially formal gardens where plumbing and irrigation can degrade over time. The types of plumbing available in 1962 for irrigation purposes are quite possibly leaky and disintegrating after over 50 years.” When an irrigation pipe starts leaking, plant roots that are underground head to the moisture and get into the pipes, which cause even more damage.

The gardener also added that in terms of technology updates, “my guess would be that they added modern wiring for the lighting and improved any plugs for media use so cords don’t have to be draped and hidden.”

Image credits: White House Museum

She also said that the White House has a collection of plants from all over the world in greenhouses, but not every plant is on display. “Much like the White House art collection, an incoming president can choose which items and plants they like from the collection.”

However, the ones the current president and first lady don’t like are put back into climate-controlled vaults where they are stored safely. Jaded Cat explained that “The idea of storing plants like trees for future use wouldn’t occur to most people since we don’t have multiple greenhouses to store stuff we’re bored with.”

The gardener said that the main reason she made this post was because “when we use misinformation to attack our opponents, we give our opponents fuel to call into question all of our complaints.”

For example, she continued, “Say I tell a Trump-supporting co-worker ‘they ruined the garden,’ then my friend does the research I did here and finds I am wildly misinformed, they then bring it up every time I point out something new Trump has done poorly.”

Jaded Cat concluded that it all comes down to a relatively unimportant piece of information which can cast doubt on much more important complaints. “It becomes a case of “well, you were misinformed about the garden, you’re probably misinformed this time too.”

Here’s what people had to say

Sources:

– http://www.whitehousemuseum.org/grounds/rose-garden.htm

– https://www.townandcountrymag.com/style/home-decor/a33436629/white-house-rose-garden-history/

– https://www.veranda.com/outdoor-garden/news/a1258/jackie-onassis-kennedy-white-house-rose-garden/

– https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/lady-melania-trump-unveils-white-house-rose-garden/story?id=72541169

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Cathelijne van Weelden
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1 year ago

I am happy to see this rectification post. Do not bash people on the internet just because other websites do. Let's keep BP a happy site and don't go into the path of blindly copying Twitter arguments without looking at the arguments of both sides. Americans need to chill a bit. No, wait, the internet needs to chillout & relax !! ;)

XianJaguar
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1 year ago

Thank you so much for your positive comment! I agree 100%.

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Tyler Duffy
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1 year ago

Wow. I'm actually impressed that BP was willing to make this post , it effectively acknowledges yesterday's post was complete bullshit. Congratulations to BP for correcting yesterday's fake news.

Maureen Matthew
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1 year ago

Ive commented on BP postings before and noted the BP seems to lean left and if anything that is related to Trump they tend to go off the deepend. I was slammed hard for my comment, but when I asked those who slammed me, what I had said was untrue - crickets. So yes it is good that BP addressed the original post. Some of the comments are still OTT - I've asked friends who think Biden is just the best thing ever to explain what Biden has done or will do that is going to be good for the US - and I put a condition on it - they can't reference Trump. Mostly I get that Biden has been in politics for 40 plus years - which really is not an accomplishment

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ƒιѕн
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1 year ago

And yet those here that tried explaining some of this were quickly downvoted on the other post.

Felix Feline
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1 year ago

And are still being down-voted there!

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Kenny Kulbiski
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1 year ago

In my neck of the woods a person has to do some projects and pass a test be a master gardener so maybe this person isn't just " self proclaimed ". It's easy to despise all things Trump, I do, but if we don't retain some objectivity we're no better than him and his cronies.

Parmeisan
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1 year ago

@Jay: And yet here we are looking at an example of people (on the left) being thankful for the truth, even if it goes against their expectations and assumptions.

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Rissie
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1 year ago

It's easy to no understand what you're up against and bash everything, it's a lot smarter to focus effort on what really matters while understanding it.

Marie deHeryng
Community Member
1 year ago

I think the First Lady did a first class job in renovating the garden. It looks much more open, sunny, and the roses will enjoy the sun! It is a great deal more elegant than it was and I am very happy that the trees were saved to be replanted in a more appropriate space. Very well done overall!

Dave P
Community Member
1 year ago

plus now for the first time ever the Garden is disability accessible so disabled people can enjoy it as well.

Felix Feline
Community Member
1 year ago

For the most part, the people who negatively commented on yesterday's article about the new garden have made themselves scarce. Thank you for posting this article and validating what so many of us tried explaining yesterday- tulips don't bloom in August, the trees were old and shading the plantings, and that new gardens need time to flourish and reach their potential.

Maureen Matthew
Community Member
1 year ago

Good the BP did this post (Master Gardener is a real designation BTW), but it would be better if they had looked at the facts before they even when down that path. And the facts were well known through briefings, press releases and magazine articles - you really didn't have to look to hard to find the truth.

uunnzz
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

This brings up a good thing to think about... A lot of the article you read online are filled with misinformation and/or are used to generate hate, mislead, or make people look a certain way for political reasons. This happens everywhere and on every site. even your local news station, so they can push their political views.

yonnalopez
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1 year ago

uunnzz follower

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Scagsy
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1 year ago

I think this is the first time a Trump has been publicly supported. First 'FAKE NEWS' shout in FAVOUR of a Trump!

XianJaguar
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1 year ago

Well, the first time a Trump has been publicly supported here on this site, which leans heavily left.

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Deson
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1 year ago

Well, it seems that after reading the sources that I was mistaken. I regret the error.

daniel280456
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1 year ago

Trump and his wife should say they love breathing, most Biden voters would die from holding their breath.

ƒιѕн
Community Member
1 year ago

This has been in the works for quite some time. Love how everyone blames the Trumps. It wasn't their design. Read the 241 page report. https://irma.nps.gov/DataStore/DownloadFile/644882

I I
Community Member
1 year ago

good to hear the actual truth , i know not all news is fake or all new presenters but these days things are twisted so badly and this proves it

Nomadus Aureus
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1 year ago

I'm not necessarily a fan, but then doesn't a garden need some time to truly show itself? Before I visited Lady Diana's memorial garden at Kensington palace, I thought that a completely white garden would be boring as hell. Actually, it was STUNNING! I've even looked up the list of plants used and saved it, just in case I'll ever get to have a garden of my own. Let's see what this looks like in a year or so, when the plants have settled in, grown and are in bloom.

Countervail
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1 year ago

My concern is that it strayed so far from the Kennedy administration design while saying that was the design ideal they were focused on. It is now generic and bland compared to how it was envisioned in the 1960s. Even by today's standards, it's ultimately dull. It fails as a formal parterre. It has no deeper connection to American gardening. Why pretend the First Lady - who has no interest in gardening that I know of - actually had some hand or interest in the design? It's changed from THE Rose Garden to A rose garden.

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kjorn
Community Member
1 year ago

again… i hate trump, he's a moron but people Don't think… they feed the troll and more Dangerous spread lies… the end justify the mean i guess… but then again… this feed the troll

Victoria Swift
Community Member
1 year ago

Maybe if the media got this so wrong..perhaps they also have been getting other things wrong? Just a thought sheeple.

Kim Stucky
Community Member
1 year ago

I don’t think that the media got anything wrong. This gardener is adding her expertise to the conversation. I can still look at pictures and say “I feel that garden looked a lot better before Melania touched it”. I have a better understanding of the changes, doesn’t mean I think it’s better. And those were the stories. People’s reactions.

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Ms.M.
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

I'll readily admit that I'm not a fan of Trump, but I do have an open mind and am able to look at things objectively. However, the title of this post is in fact "Self-Proclaimed 'Master Gardener'..." so how is this much different than the previous post bashing the gardens? EDIT: the title of this post has changed since I wrote this *sigh*

Cuddles
Community Member
1 year ago

Glad to hear that they just removed the trees and they're going to be replanted somewhere else. That was the bit that I was concerned about since they were kind of a memorial. If they're just being moved to a better location I'm cool with it. (I mean, I understand the having to move things...I have to rip out a wisteria vine that got planted too close to the house and is invading every inch around it.

pebs
Community Member
1 year ago

I don't support Trump in any way but I have to say that the gardens seem much more tidy, beautiful and classy to me than before.

SaraFromHell
Community Member
1 year ago

I hate trump but nice job.

Dan H
Community Member
1 year ago

The left and their media partners hate Trump, period. There is nothing he or the First Lady can do that will earn them praise !st alone a !in or compliment.

Toast Of Saint Louis
Community Member
1 year ago

Who give a pink fuck! The world is a fucking mess right now and people are worried about a damn garden?

Erika Nichols
Community Member
1 year ago

Thank you for not just spreading reactionary, manipulatively framed images. BP has a wonderful article this spring about perspective in photography being framed to manipulate the viewer. Comparing may/june pictures with late August is not a reasonable comparison. I don't want to waste energy being outraged by bs. There is so much real

Deson
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1 year ago

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Linda Renk
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1 year ago

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You ALMOST wrote a nice, factual post about the Trumps...almost....but couldn't quite go there, could you? Had to throw in the disgusting political commentary...shame.

K.Kobayashi
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1 year ago

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All this seems to check out. However, it does look like they reduce the size of the flower beds. The concrete paths are where the hedges used to be. You can see how they line up with the columns.

Esca Sav
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1 year ago

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See just because I don't like Trump doesn't mean I don't agree with some of the things he did. Speak what you will, but that time the government shut down and he served fast food to the Clemson Tigers football team... screw anyone who disagreed with it, I'd pick that sh*t over fancy rich people food any day 😂 But his a** was the reason the government shut down

jenjie.newt
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1 year ago

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At least it's better than her Christmas decor

Leo Domitrix
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1 year ago

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I was there in summer. It wasn't that boring, bland, and colorless in summer *then*. News flash: It ain't the same garden by any means, no matter the season. "Master" experst on the internet better have seen it in every season before deciding season is the reaosn it looks different.

Orionpax75
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1 year ago

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Who gives a fuck?!? Why is this even panda worthy???

LaDonna Hulcy
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1 year ago

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No style, no grace, Just trash.

Analyn Lahr
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1 year ago

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Yeah, okay. That makes sense. I don't think everyone will be pacified till we see what it looks like in spring though. But we probably shouldn't blame Melania for that creature she married.

jes2011
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1 year ago

Analyn Lahr no

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Brandy Grote
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1 year ago

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I had hoped the trees were relocated, not just upended and tossed. Glad to hear this happened. Hoping the garden does look better. Just, having seen her "decor" inside, you can't fault us for freaking out over what Melamine does....

Remy
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1 year ago

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Out of curiosity, how does this gardener "know" that the crabapple trees were just "moved" and not cut down? I'm trying to find sources instead of just believing one way or the other... The Trumps haven't shown respect or value to anyone other than themselves. This makes me hard pressed to believe that they would do anything different at this point in time...

andreajmckim
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1 year ago

Remy haha

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Countervail
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1 year ago

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I commented on this on Imgur. Here's where I think the author of this is wrong. The White House and office of the First Lady has promoted this as renovation that would return back to the vision of the last prominent redesign, which is from the Kennedy administration. This renovation is well documented, not only with plans and renderings, but with magazine articles after the fact about the design process and intention. And why this is SO important is that it's a iconic national garden. It was first conceived with Frederick Law Olmstead, one of the most famous garden designers ever, instituted as a rose garden with First Lady Ellen Wilson in 1913, and finally reenvisioned by Bunny Mellon directed by Jackie Kennedy. I could go into all sorts of detail, but this "master gardener" post is bunk. The renovation did what they wanted and the garden resembles something from a suburban chain hotel.

Deson
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1 year ago

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GARRETT O'BANION
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1 year ago

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"annoying orange seagull"

Aunt Messy
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1 year ago

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I actually AM a Master Gardener, and although changing a garden is a matter of taste, this is a travesty. Ripping out those trees has killed them. It's flat out impossible to tear a mature tree out of the ground and replant is successfully. More than half die. The rest spend between five and ten years struggling with transplant shock. ...///...

Nomadus Aureus
Community Member
1 year ago

Just generally speaking. I've sometimes seen those weird machine things (sorry, have no clue what they are called) that remove large trees with a large lump of soil. I take it from your post, this method doesn't work then? So why are they using them?

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sneakcollector
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1 year ago

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Melania has no taste... She often prooved that.... Cold, heartless, no harmony, no colors... Inspiration of a bag of potatoes... Fits perfect to Donald...

Bill
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1 year ago

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Those cherry trees can come back just as quick as they left. Not an issue

Taibhse Sealgair
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1 year ago

They weren't cherry trees.

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Cathelijne van Weelden
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1 year ago

I am happy to see this rectification post. Do not bash people on the internet just because other websites do. Let's keep BP a happy site and don't go into the path of blindly copying Twitter arguments without looking at the arguments of both sides. Americans need to chill a bit. No, wait, the internet needs to chillout & relax !! ;)

XianJaguar
Community Member
1 year ago

Thank you so much for your positive comment! I agree 100%.

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Tyler Duffy
Community Member
1 year ago

Wow. I'm actually impressed that BP was willing to make this post , it effectively acknowledges yesterday's post was complete bullshit. Congratulations to BP for correcting yesterday's fake news.

Maureen Matthew
Community Member
1 year ago

Ive commented on BP postings before and noted the BP seems to lean left and if anything that is related to Trump they tend to go off the deepend. I was slammed hard for my comment, but when I asked those who slammed me, what I had said was untrue - crickets. So yes it is good that BP addressed the original post. Some of the comments are still OTT - I've asked friends who think Biden is just the best thing ever to explain what Biden has done or will do that is going to be good for the US - and I put a condition on it - they can't reference Trump. Mostly I get that Biden has been in politics for 40 plus years - which really is not an accomplishment

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ƒιѕн
Community Member
1 year ago

And yet those here that tried explaining some of this were quickly downvoted on the other post.

Felix Feline
Community Member
1 year ago

And are still being down-voted there!

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Kenny Kulbiski
Community Member
1 year ago

In my neck of the woods a person has to do some projects and pass a test be a master gardener so maybe this person isn't just " self proclaimed ". It's easy to despise all things Trump, I do, but if we don't retain some objectivity we're no better than him and his cronies.

Parmeisan
Community Member
1 year ago

@Jay: And yet here we are looking at an example of people (on the left) being thankful for the truth, even if it goes against their expectations and assumptions.

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Rissie
Community Member
1 year ago

It's easy to no understand what you're up against and bash everything, it's a lot smarter to focus effort on what really matters while understanding it.

Marie deHeryng
Community Member
1 year ago

I think the First Lady did a first class job in renovating the garden. It looks much more open, sunny, and the roses will enjoy the sun! It is a great deal more elegant than it was and I am very happy that the trees were saved to be replanted in a more appropriate space. Very well done overall!

Dave P
Community Member
1 year ago

plus now for the first time ever the Garden is disability accessible so disabled people can enjoy it as well.

Felix Feline
Community Member
1 year ago

For the most part, the people who negatively commented on yesterday's article about the new garden have made themselves scarce. Thank you for posting this article and validating what so many of us tried explaining yesterday- tulips don't bloom in August, the trees were old and shading the plantings, and that new gardens need time to flourish and reach their potential.

Maureen Matthew
Community Member
1 year ago

Good the BP did this post (Master Gardener is a real designation BTW), but it would be better if they had looked at the facts before they even when down that path. And the facts were well known through briefings, press releases and magazine articles - you really didn't have to look to hard to find the truth.

uunnzz
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

This brings up a good thing to think about... A lot of the article you read online are filled with misinformation and/or are used to generate hate, mislead, or make people look a certain way for political reasons. This happens everywhere and on every site. even your local news station, so they can push their political views.

yonnalopez
Community Member
1 year ago

uunnzz follower

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Scagsy
Community Member
1 year ago

I think this is the first time a Trump has been publicly supported. First 'FAKE NEWS' shout in FAVOUR of a Trump!

XianJaguar
Community Member
1 year ago

Well, the first time a Trump has been publicly supported here on this site, which leans heavily left.

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Deson
Community Member
1 year ago

Well, it seems that after reading the sources that I was mistaken. I regret the error.

daniel280456
Community Member
1 year ago

Trump and his wife should say they love breathing, most Biden voters would die from holding their breath.

ƒιѕн
Community Member
1 year ago

This has been in the works for quite some time. Love how everyone blames the Trumps. It wasn't their design. Read the 241 page report. https://irma.nps.gov/DataStore/DownloadFile/644882

I I
Community Member
1 year ago

good to hear the actual truth , i know not all news is fake or all new presenters but these days things are twisted so badly and this proves it

Nomadus Aureus
Community Member
1 year ago

I'm not necessarily a fan, but then doesn't a garden need some time to truly show itself? Before I visited Lady Diana's memorial garden at Kensington palace, I thought that a completely white garden would be boring as hell. Actually, it was STUNNING! I've even looked up the list of plants used and saved it, just in case I'll ever get to have a garden of my own. Let's see what this looks like in a year or so, when the plants have settled in, grown and are in bloom.

Countervail
Community Member
1 year ago

My concern is that it strayed so far from the Kennedy administration design while saying that was the design ideal they were focused on. It is now generic and bland compared to how it was envisioned in the 1960s. Even by today's standards, it's ultimately dull. It fails as a formal parterre. It has no deeper connection to American gardening. Why pretend the First Lady - who has no interest in gardening that I know of - actually had some hand or interest in the design? It's changed from THE Rose Garden to A rose garden.

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kjorn
Community Member
1 year ago

again… i hate trump, he's a moron but people Don't think… they feed the troll and more Dangerous spread lies… the end justify the mean i guess… but then again… this feed the troll

Victoria Swift
Community Member
1 year ago

Maybe if the media got this so wrong..perhaps they also have been getting other things wrong? Just a thought sheeple.

Kim Stucky
Community Member
1 year ago

I don’t think that the media got anything wrong. This gardener is adding her expertise to the conversation. I can still look at pictures and say “I feel that garden looked a lot better before Melania touched it”. I have a better understanding of the changes, doesn’t mean I think it’s better. And those were the stories. People’s reactions.

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Ms.M.
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

I'll readily admit that I'm not a fan of Trump, but I do have an open mind and am able to look at things objectively. However, the title of this post is in fact "Self-Proclaimed 'Master Gardener'..." so how is this much different than the previous post bashing the gardens? EDIT: the title of this post has changed since I wrote this *sigh*

Cuddles
Community Member
1 year ago

Glad to hear that they just removed the trees and they're going to be replanted somewhere else. That was the bit that I was concerned about since they were kind of a memorial. If they're just being moved to a better location I'm cool with it. (I mean, I understand the having to move things...I have to rip out a wisteria vine that got planted too close to the house and is invading every inch around it.

pebs
Community Member
1 year ago

I don't support Trump in any way but I have to say that the gardens seem much more tidy, beautiful and classy to me than before.

SaraFromHell
Community Member
1 year ago

I hate trump but nice job.

Dan H
Community Member
1 year ago

The left and their media partners hate Trump, period. There is nothing he or the First Lady can do that will earn them praise !st alone a !in or compliment.

Toast Of Saint Louis
Community Member
1 year ago

Who give a pink fuck! The world is a fucking mess right now and people are worried about a damn garden?

Erika Nichols
Community Member
1 year ago

Thank you for not just spreading reactionary, manipulatively framed images. BP has a wonderful article this spring about perspective in photography being framed to manipulate the viewer. Comparing may/june pictures with late August is not a reasonable comparison. I don't want to waste energy being outraged by bs. There is so much real

Deson
Community Member
1 year ago

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Linda Renk
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1 year ago

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You ALMOST wrote a nice, factual post about the Trumps...almost....but couldn't quite go there, could you? Had to throw in the disgusting political commentary...shame.

K.Kobayashi
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1 year ago

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All this seems to check out. However, it does look like they reduce the size of the flower beds. The concrete paths are where the hedges used to be. You can see how they line up with the columns.

Esca Sav
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1 year ago

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See just because I don't like Trump doesn't mean I don't agree with some of the things he did. Speak what you will, but that time the government shut down and he served fast food to the Clemson Tigers football team... screw anyone who disagreed with it, I'd pick that sh*t over fancy rich people food any day 😂 But his a** was the reason the government shut down

jenjie.newt
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1 year ago

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At least it's better than her Christmas decor

Leo Domitrix
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1 year ago

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I was there in summer. It wasn't that boring, bland, and colorless in summer *then*. News flash: It ain't the same garden by any means, no matter the season. "Master" experst on the internet better have seen it in every season before deciding season is the reaosn it looks different.

Orionpax75
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1 year ago

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Who gives a fuck?!? Why is this even panda worthy???

LaDonna Hulcy
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1 year ago

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No style, no grace, Just trash.

Analyn Lahr
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1 year ago

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Yeah, okay. That makes sense. I don't think everyone will be pacified till we see what it looks like in spring though. But we probably shouldn't blame Melania for that creature she married.

jes2011
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1 year ago

Analyn Lahr no

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Brandy Grote
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1 year ago

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I had hoped the trees were relocated, not just upended and tossed. Glad to hear this happened. Hoping the garden does look better. Just, having seen her "decor" inside, you can't fault us for freaking out over what Melamine does....

Remy
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1 year ago

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Out of curiosity, how does this gardener "know" that the crabapple trees were just "moved" and not cut down? I'm trying to find sources instead of just believing one way or the other... The Trumps haven't shown respect or value to anyone other than themselves. This makes me hard pressed to believe that they would do anything different at this point in time...

andreajmckim
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1 year ago

Remy haha

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Countervail
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1 year ago

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I commented on this on Imgur. Here's where I think the author of this is wrong. The White House and office of the First Lady has promoted this as renovation that would return back to the vision of the last prominent redesign, which is from the Kennedy administration. This renovation is well documented, not only with plans and renderings, but with magazine articles after the fact about the design process and intention. And why this is SO important is that it's a iconic national garden. It was first conceived with Frederick Law Olmstead, one of the most famous garden designers ever, instituted as a rose garden with First Lady Ellen Wilson in 1913, and finally reenvisioned by Bunny Mellon directed by Jackie Kennedy. I could go into all sorts of detail, but this "master gardener" post is bunk. The renovation did what they wanted and the garden resembles something from a suburban chain hotel.

Deson
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GARRETT O'BANION
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1 year ago

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"annoying orange seagull"

Aunt Messy
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I actually AM a Master Gardener, and although changing a garden is a matter of taste, this is a travesty. Ripping out those trees has killed them. It's flat out impossible to tear a mature tree out of the ground and replant is successfully. More than half die. The rest spend between five and ten years struggling with transplant shock. ...///...

Nomadus Aureus
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1 year ago

Just generally speaking. I've sometimes seen those weird machine things (sorry, have no clue what they are called) that remove large trees with a large lump of soil. I take it from your post, this method doesn't work then? So why are they using them?

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sneakcollector
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1 year ago

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Melania has no taste... She often prooved that.... Cold, heartless, no harmony, no colors... Inspiration of a bag of potatoes... Fits perfect to Donald...

Bill
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1 year ago

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Those cherry trees can come back just as quick as they left. Not an issue

Taibhse Sealgair
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1 year ago

They weren't cherry trees.

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