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Thu Aug 27, 2020, 09:34 AM

Why did Trump/Melania redo the White House Rose Garden (Jackie Kennedy's)?

They did it just to be pricks. Because nothing tastes sweeter than a liberal's tears and to gas light
America by changing the news cycle. They know that not unless they have massive fraud,
Russian help, and they block mail in voting they are going to lose so why do it now as they are just
about "out the door?" They did it just to be pricks. Outside of the flagstone pavers to allow people with
disabilities access they did not need to do it. I think the crab trees that were removed were not
the ones that Jackie Kennedy had planted because they were smaller then the ones I saw in a
picture of the garden in 1988. I believe that during Melanie's "make over" they removed a number
of roses that date back over 100 years (those roses might not be the original ones but the White House
hort. staff may have propagated the original ones to keep the line going). The crab trees not only
gave a verticle element to the garden but added to the sun vs shadow play under the colonnade.
Especially in the late fall, winter, and early spring.



Outside of the low quality of the design and the work itself doing this now pisses me off because they did it JUST TO BE PRICKS.

BTW even though this is my field the rose garden is nowhere near as important as the >1,000 Americans
per day that are dying from C-19.



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Reply Why did Trump/Melania redo the White House Rose Garden (Jackie Kennedy's)? (Original post)
Botany Aug 2020 OP
empedocles Aug 2020 #1
tanyev Aug 2020 #2
bamagal62 Aug 2020 #3
dawg day Aug 2020 #4
CTyankee Aug 2020 #14
bdamomma Aug 2020 #5
NCDem47 Aug 2020 #6
GoCubsGo Aug 2020 #7
samplegirl Aug 2020 #8
redstatebluegirl Aug 2020 #9
NCjack Aug 2020 #10
Ilsa Aug 2020 #11
Wounded Bear Aug 2020 #13
Ilsa Aug 2020 #17
MoonRiver Aug 2020 #12
Wounded Bear Aug 2020 #15
Botany Aug 2020 #16

Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu Aug 27, 2020, 09:36 AM

1. Rumor was that it was for video optics backdrop

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu Aug 27, 2020, 09:46 AM

2. I bet you're right when you say Trump/Melania.

How many times have we heard that the one aspect of his business he was interested in was picking out furniture, decor, curtains, carpet, etc? No way Melania does something this big without him sticking his nose in.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu Aug 27, 2020, 09:49 AM

3. She probably had nothing to do with it.

They just said she was doing it. I canít imagine she even cared at all about it. Trump wanted more room for camera folks and media.

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Response to bamagal62 (Reply #3)

Thu Aug 27, 2020, 09:52 AM

4. Remember the tennis pavilion.

it was all just a photo opp to pretend there was a reason for Melania Trump, then she left for her hair appointment in NY and the real people did all the work

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Response to bamagal62 (Reply #3)

Thu Aug 27, 2020, 11:39 AM

14. Was or is she even THERE? I thought she just lives in NYC and only comes to DC to make an

"appearance" per her agreement to get her payout after he leaves office?

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu Aug 27, 2020, 10:00 AM

5. it looks

similar to Gorky Park. A DU'er posted a picture of it. Very similar.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu Aug 27, 2020, 10:04 AM

6. I once worked for a VP.

Had connections, but was a terrible lightweight and non-strategist. The organzation had this person on the "interiors committee" and that was about it other than making sure certain aspects of this business ran fine on autopilot. All they were good for was picking out carpet and wallpaper. Had strong opinions about too. Other VPs made fun of this person behind their back. Reminds me of Trump.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu Aug 27, 2020, 10:13 AM

7. They can buy lots of new trees with proceeds they get from

selling off Trump's assets, which will get confiscated after he is indicted for tax fraud.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu Aug 27, 2020, 10:42 AM

8. They redid it

so she could walk out down it as First Lady with nothing blocking her view. Walking like the true Nazi wife!

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu Aug 27, 2020, 10:49 AM

9. They put in the path for Melania's runway strut.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu Aug 27, 2020, 11:25 AM

10. Probably because during Trump events, news reporters would often say:

" ... in the beautiful Rose Garden, designed by First Lady Jackie Kennedy, ..."

Trump wants that phrase changed to:
" ... in the even more beautiful Rose Garden, designed by First Lady Melania Trump, ..."

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu Aug 27, 2020, 11:28 AM

11. I hope none of the removed plants were heirloom

quality. I miss the trees. The whole thing is just flat now.

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #11)

Thu Aug 27, 2020, 11:39 AM

13. Most of them are from what I've read...

most of the trees/shrubs in the garden were placed by former first ladies.

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #13)

Thu Aug 27, 2020, 11:50 AM

17. I'm not sure we are talking about the same thing:

Heirloom Roses, also known as Antique Roses, are defined as any roses belonging to a class of old roses which existed before the introduction of the first Modern Rose, 'la France', in 1867 (see photo above). Alternative terms for this group include heritage, historic, old roses, antique and old garden roses.


Maybe Malignia replaced some with heirloom, I don't know. But even a rose garden should have other plants in it to make it interesting and fragrant.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu Aug 27, 2020, 11:31 AM

12. Pricks gotta prick.

I don't think it will take Jill long to restore the RG's former beauty.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu Aug 27, 2020, 11:40 AM

15. This is nothing more than animals pissing to mark their territory...

Gonna take a lotta bleach to purge the People's House of their stench.

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #15)

Thu Aug 27, 2020, 11:48 AM

16. When Jackie Kennedy worked on the Rose Garden in the 1960s she had real experts work on it.

She had an expert L.A. on the design, the landscpaing crew was overseen by a gentleman
who went to the Brooklyn Botanical Garden, and as per JFK he wanted the garden area to
be a "working area" so he could use it along with guests and the White House staff and in
that it was highly sucessful and Trump just fucked it up because he wanted to be a prick.

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