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Thursday, November 23, 2017

Captivating Entries

Capitol Hill has been compared to a village, a finely integrated community, a place to call home. Perhaps one of the most alluring parts...

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....

Spring’s Relentless Fury

Planning and Planting Around a Finicky Season Spring for all of its beauty and wondrous renewal can be dark, often voracious. Plants have to grow...

Heritage Trees

On April 18, 2017, Matthew McClanahan was killed on the US Capitol grounds when a large portion of a tree fell on him. Roads...

Capitol Hill Women Launch Garden-Friendly Businesses

Two local entrepreneurs now offer gardening help to residents of the Hill and beyond: Laurie Gillman, owner of East City Bookshop, and Amanda McClean,...

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...

Dear Garden Problem Lady

Can I grow a knockout rose in a pot? As Jim Shelar, a master of gardening in pots, so succinctly puts it, “What have you...

Botanical Illustrator Alice Tangerini

The West Wing of the Smithsonian’s Department of Botany in the National Museum of Natural History houses 4.8 million dried pressed plants, the oldest...

Galley Kitchen Gets an Update

Kitchen & Family Room Remodeled in a Bungalow-Style Home Many older homes found on Capitol Hill, and in the Washington metropolitan area, have outdated galley...

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,...