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Friday, July 19, 2019

Habitat: An Inaugural Smithsonian Gardens Exhibition

For the first time in Smithsonian Gardens history, a campus-wide exhibition that covers 14 sites both indoors and out, has opened to the public....

Dear Garden Problem Lady

Before Christmas wonderful pansies started appearing around the Hill. Some are so small – around a nickel in size – that I’m wondering whether...

The 62nd CHRS House and Garden Tour

The 62nd House and Garden Tour of the Capitol Hill Restoration Society (CHRS) takes place on Mother’s Day weekend, May 11 and 12. Focused...

Ask the Hill Historian: Stanton Park

Indicated on Pierre L'Enfant's original plan for the city of Washington in 1791, Stanton Park is one of the larger Capitol Hill parks. Its...

Frager’s Reopens Friday on Pennsylvania

On Friday, May 3, an iconic piece of the Capitol Hill community returns home. Historic Frager’s Hardware returns to 1115 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, to...

Dear Garden Problem Lady

 Now that April’s here my Knockout Rose is sprouting. This rose was far too big for its space last year, but I forgot to...

The Old Naval Hospital: The Hill Center is full of history

Construction of the Old Naval Hospital began in 1864 in response to the critical need for hospital care during the Civil War, but the...

Aging in Place

Living in a neighborhood like Capitol Hill that’s populated with lots of adjoined townhomes offers unique design possibilities for homeowners lucky enough to own...

Seven Small Trees for Capitol Hill Gardens

Awake, north wind! O South wind come, breathe upon my garden, let its spices stream out. -Song of Songs 4:16 It’s time to prepare for spring,...

Real Estate Matters

Spring is when the real estate market goes crazy ‘round these parts. Sellers feel like their home will sell for more when the trees...