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Friday, February 15, 2019

Dear Problem Lady

What’s in the powder that florists supply to make cut flowers last longer? Sugar, acid, and bleach. Sugar gives nutrients to the flowers, acid maintains...

Season’s Greenings: All Aboard the U.S. Botanic Garden Holiday Show

The 2018 annual U.S. Botanic Garden (USBG) holiday exhibit will open on Thanksgiving Day and will run through New Year’s Day, January 1, 2019....

Ask the Hill Historian: Naval Lodge Number 4

The Masonic Naval Lodge at 330 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE is an important institution established in the early years of the creation of the city....

How to Prepare Your Home For Heating Season

The chill in the air outside adds to the holiday atmosphere –especially when you feel warm and cozy in your home. You’ll want to...

Dear Problem Lady

I want to plant spring-blooming bulbs this fall so that there is something blooming from beginning to end of spring. What sequence would you...

Ask the Hill Historian: Eastern Market

You love shopping there on weekdays or on the weekend but the market’s history is as interesting as the building itself. Here’s how it...

Solar Power Creates Energy – and Jobs!

Most of us are aware of the energy savings that can be gained by having a solar array installed on a home, but the...

DOEE Offers Free Grant Writing Instruction

Have you ever wanted to learn how to write a compelling proposal or hone your grant-writing skills? Do you have a creative idea for...

Dear Garden Lady

Are begonias perennials or annuals? In the tropics they are perennials. Here they cannot survive our winters, unless brought indoors. My daughter says I should buy...

BioBlitzing along the Anacostia Watershed

The Washington metro area has seen more than our share of rain lately. But, when the call to BioBlitz is sounded, rain or shine,...