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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Dear Garden Problem Lady,

My camellia buds froze and dropped in early February. By Feb. 11 my daffodils started to bloom. Such wild swings – freezing – rain...

Five Things to Know When Remodeling an Historic Home

Remodeling an historic house in Washington presents many challenges, but also abundant rewards. Data from Realtor.com and the National Register of Historic Places indicates...

Imperfect Produce

Food waste. It’s one of the environmental issues de jour. As much as 40 percent of food produced in the U.S. is wasted –...

What’s That On Your Roof?

Or, is it something in your crawl space? Do you hear scratching sounds coming from your roof or running and walking noises at night...

Frager’s Garden Center Re-Opens this Month

Just like the eagles returning to their nests along the Anacostia River, gardeners are ready to return to their favorite plant and garden centers....

Dear Garden Problem Lady,

Does cold winter weather stimulate dormant spring bulbs to grow roots? No, autumn weather does that. We plant spring bulbs in the fall because the...

The Gift of Flowers

Soon it will be February 14th, Saint Valentine’s Day. A day of hearts, chocolates, romantic dinners and, of course, flowers. It is estimated that...

Dear Problem Lady

I hear gardeners refer to something called “Winter Interest.” My garden looks like a wasteland. To what are they referring? Ah, winter can do such...

A New Greenhouse at Amidon-Bowen

As we set our New Year’s resolutions, one DC Public School (DCPS) is looking forward to new seedlings, bulbs, and plants to be sprouting...

Ask the Hill Historian

On August 6, 1861, President Abraham Lincoln signed into law the Washington, DC police department. While DC had a police force at the time,...