In Videos: A Short History of the White House Garden
This cute video gives a quick history of the various gardens that presidents have planted on the White House grounds, from the first one, planted by John Adams in 1800 to Eleanor Roosevelt's WWII Victory Garden. Plenty of small-talk fodder in here. For instance, did you know that the White House once had an orangery?
I do have to warn you that what starts out as a neat little source of garden-related trivia does turn in to an "eat local" nag around the two-minute mark. Video, after the jump.