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Sunday, December 17, 2017

Dear Problem Lady – December 2017

My husband thinks oak leaves decompose too slowly to use them as leaf mulch. Do you agree? Yes. Oak leaves would work if combined with...

Earth Matters

First it was bicycling and then it was canning, and now, suddenly, composting is cool again. Folks across the District are composting, comparing notes,...

The White House Grounds’ Remarkable Continuity of Care

The White House grounds are a unique example of American residential landscape design, embodying writer Nora Gallagher’s observation that “the road to the sacred...

DC’s List of Recyclable Items Expands, but Plastic Bags are Out!

Confused by what can and can’t be recycled? Does the list of “acceptable” recyclables at your workplace differ from what the DC Department of...

Real Estate Matters – November 2017

Equifax Breach – What It Means to a Homebuyer For people with plenty of cash on hand and a great credit history, buying a home...

A Victorian Reimagined

This 1895 row house in Washington’s Bloomingdale neighborhood was reasonably well maintained over the years, but several interior renovations had left it with oddly-laid-out...

Dear Problem Lady – November 2017

Will store-bought potted mums survive if I plant them in the garden now? Alas, probably not. These beautiful potted chrysanthemums have been grown for their...

CHRS House Expo at Eastern Market 

Capitol Hill Restoration Society is hosting a House Expo on Sunday, Oct. 22, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Eastern Market North Hall,...

CHRS Preservation Cafe: “This Old House… Wiring & Safety”

On Wednesday, Oct. 18, 6:30 p.m., at the Northeast Library, 330 Seventh St. NE, Master Engineer and President of J and G Electric Co....

Dear Problem Lady – October 2017

I know I should mulch my garden to help my plants survive winter – protect their roots and help them retain moisture – but...