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♫ ♫ (I Never Promised You) A Rose Garden ♫ ♫

PostPosted: August 23rd, 2020, 6:00 am
by toucana
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So, hot on the heels of her triumphant mash-up of blood red christmas trees a couple of years ago, Melania Trump has apparently now finished remodelling the historic White House Rose Garden ready for Trump’s RNC speech which is scheduled to be broadcast from there in a few days time.

She seems to be very pleased with her handiwork too:
Excited to honor history & celebrate the future in our beautiful @WhiteHouse Rose Garden this evening. Thank you to all who helped renew this iconic & truly gorgeous space.

Practically everyone else in the world with any sense of history or horticultural beauty is less impressed however.

https://thegailygrind.com/2020/08/22/americans-recoil-in-horror-after-melania-rips-trees-planted-by-jfk-out-of-white-house-rose-garden/

(In case you were wondering, the photo on the left is the *before* and the one on the right is the *after*)

oh my God . she’s ruined it …

Those were Jackie Kennedy's crab apple trees….

She hacked down the cherry trees. It looks cold and sterile and joyless….

The #Trump family did its best to turn the lovely Rose Garden into a neo-fascist parade ground...

The Melania renovation looks like a cemetery. How fitting...

Or in the words of the song
♫ ♫ I beg your pardon
I never promised you a rose garden
Along with the sunshine
There's gotta be a little rain some time
♫ ♫

Re: ♫ ♫ (I Never Promised You) A Rose Garden ♫ ♫

PostPosted: August 23rd, 2020, 6:55 am
by charon
You're always on very sticky ground when you start ripping out trees. Cherry trees in bloom are lovely. I suppose if you don't mind the absence of colour, it could be considered cool and quiet, which has a point.

It might be a bit soon after the work. Have to see it later, in summer, when it's grown in a bit.

(This is called a cool and patient response:-))

Re: ♫ ♫ (I Never Promised You) A Rose Garden ♫ ♫

PostPosted: August 23rd, 2020, 10:18 am
by Serpent
Admirable cool and measured. Only, you know it doesn't get any later in summer than the end of August, right?
That concrete walkway isn't going to 'grow in' - it will just get unbearably hot. I guess she couldn't stand to hide those columns that prove "we're living in the Big House, see?"

Re: ♫ ♫ (I Never Promised You) A Rose Garden ♫ ♫

PostPosted: August 23rd, 2020, 10:43 am
by charon
Yes.

Next summer, not this one.

Re: ♫ ♫ (I Never Promised You) A Rose Garden ♫ ♫

PostPosted: August 23rd, 2020, 12:05 pm
by Serpent
Oh, the trees will be back by then.

Re: ♫ ♫ (I Never Promised You) A Rose Garden ♫ ♫

PostPosted: August 23rd, 2020, 1:13 pm
by charon
:-)