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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Are Skylights Good for Your Home?

You may have an awesome, bright, sun-shiny day this morning. And,who does not want to wake up to blue skies and sunny days? As...

Dear Problem Lady

This year our wonderful tomato plants have not produced as usual. The plants themselves are spindly, and the tomatoes sparse. Can you pinpoint a...

Urban Forester Steve McKindley-Ward Lives His Life Dream

Henry David Thoreau, America’s nature writer, once wrote, “Live the life you’ve dreamed.” Steve McKindley-Ward, arborist and urban forester for DC, is following this...

From Termites to Tremendous

For years, people wondered whether the old clapboard building at 232 9th Street, SE, was haunted. The 118-year-old house had certainly seen better days....

Kitchen Renovation in a Historic District Home

Washington D.C. has over 30 designated neighborhood historic districts spread over all four quadrants of the city including Capitol Hill. Architect Bruce Wentworth, AIA...

Dear Problem Lady

Please name some flowers that will stay blooming all fall. Rudbekia, Aster, Zinnia, Chrysanthemum, Cleome, Petunia, Turtlehead, Salvia, Sedum Autumn Joy, Sweet Autumn Clematis, Goldenrod. Is...

Wonderstruck

Seven is considered a lucky number. Think about it, There are seven seas, seven continents, and seven colors in the rainbow. Snow White ran...

Dear Problem Lady

By Is it too late in the season to plant flowers to attract butterflies and hummingbirds? Hummingbirds like asclepias tuberosa (butterfly weed) and most red...

Savoring Local Flavor at Garrison Restaurant

If you have been lucky enough to eat vegetables straight from the garden, you know there is no comparison between a fresh vegetable and...

Dear Problem Lady

It rained hard yesterday. Half our peonies, some still in bud, have fallen over. I forgot to stake them properly. What can I do...