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Home Homes & Gardens

Homes & Gardens

Flowers for Lincoln Park

Three-foot-tall concrete urns – 17 of them – sat in Lincoln Park empty for decades. I saw them daily when I moved to Capitol...

Real Estate Matters – September 0917

Need to Reset? Having high standards and expectations is great for yourself, your employees, sports teams, Rose’s Luxury. But sometimes, like when you’re looking for...

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 Warren Street Walking Tour

Tennessee Avenue, Warren Street and C Street, NE have it all--fascinating history, famous architects, excellent architecture, including tiny houses, and all nearby. Of particular...

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...

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....

Great Capitol Hill Gardens

The Two-for-One Garden Is a Study in Bipartisanship Two properties at 12 and 14 Fifth St. NE have made a practical practice of the old...

Roof Leaks Can Be Funny

A roofer tells his bar buddy how he fixed a roof leak, and the story goes like this. “Owner shows me a leak in the...

Galvanized Piping Problems

Many Capitol Hill homes are over 100 years old, yet most were built with freshwater piping systems that have a relatively short life expectancy....

Dear Problem Lady – September 2017

What do you know about using milk as a fertilizer, specifically on tomato plants? My neighbor insists that milk is a good fertilizer. He...