Archive for the ‘Little White House’ Category

Happy Mothers Day!

Sunday, May 14th, 2017

A Tree for Tourists

Monday, May 1st, 2017

Scientists call it Bursera Simaruba, visitors with an exotic plant guide call it Gumbo Limbo, and Key West Natives call it The Tourist Tree.

Why? Well, due to Key West’s geographical location, the sun has a higher intensity than the majority of where our visitors come from. Which means, a lack of sunblock/ sun protection/ a loooooong day at the beach, and the rest of the vacation, you can see visitors with bright red, peeling skin very much resembling the bark of a Gumbo Limbo tree.

Want to see the tree in person? Several are located on the Little White House property!

Happy Earth Day!

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

First Day of Spring

Sunday, April 16th, 2017

Happy Easter!

Sunday, April 16th, 2017

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Friday, March 17th, 2017

Daylight Savings Begins!

Sunday, March 12th, 2017

Harry Truman’s Botanical Grounds

Sunday, March 5th, 2017

As you walk the grounds of The Little White House you’ll notice a perfectly landscaped and arranged garden around the perimeters of the property.

There are 20 identified botanics:

  1. Avocado
  2. Coconut Palm
  3. Croton
  4. Curly Boy Croton
  5. Date Palm
  6. Florida Soapberry
  7. Florida Thatch Palm
  8. Gumbo Limbo
  9. Hibiscus
  10. Jackaranda
  11. Mango
  12. Mexican Fan Palm
  13. Monkey Grass
  14. Royal Poinciana
  15. Sapodilla
  16. Spanish Almond
  17. Split Leaf Philodendrum
  18. St. Augustine Grass
  19. Palmetto Blade
  20. West Indies Mahogany (45 orchids rest on the mahogany tree on the North Lawn in representation of the U.S. Presidents)

The Botanical is free to all who wish to explore the grounds. For information please come visit us at Harry S. Truman’s Little White House!

Happy Valentines Day

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

Flowers for the President

Monday, February 6th, 2017

On the lawn across from the entrance into the Little White House is a large mahogany treeĀ  with 45 orchids representing each president of the United States.