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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...

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,...

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....

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...

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...