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Saturday, August 18, 2018

As the Worm Turns

I confess, I’m obsessed with my worms. I am fascinated with what they like, and don’t. While I’m a longtime composter, I started vermiculture composting...

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....

Common Issues in Rowhouse Flat Roofs

Here on Capitol Hill the vast majority of roofs are flat. Flat roofs are common to commercial buildings, but residential flat roofs are rare...

Volunteers Needed to Join FrogWatch

Frogs have long been a part of our cultural and ecological DNA. From the time of our early childhood, we have sung “Froggy Went...

20 Years of Capitol Hill Gardens

I moved from Mount Pleasant to North Carolina Avenue between Ninth and 10th streets, just west of Lincoln Park, 20 years ago. Since then...

CHRS House & Garden Tour

The CHRS 61st annual House & Garden Tour takes place Mother’s Day weekend, May 12 from 4 to 7 p.m.; and May 13 from...

Solar Energy Creates (Local) Jobs!

We all know that solar energy is good for the environment and good for your pocketbook. Even a small solar array on a DC...

Season’s Greenings at the Botanic Garden

Season’s Greenings is open every day, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., through Jan. 1, 2018. Remember that the best things in life are free....

Are You Ready To Buy Your First House?

So you’re ready to buy your first house – congratulations! You’ve watched HGTV so you know that: 1. You only get to look at three...

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...