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Wednesday, June 3, 2020

The Hardy Begonia: A Star for Every Garden

As we plan our gardens this year, one of the most asked questions, perennially, has to be ‘is it low maintenance?’ Gardeners today are...

Real Estate Matters

How Will the Tax Plan Affect Homebuying? I was asked how the new tax plan will affect homebuying, and the short answer is that I...

Capitol Hill Garden Club Spreads Garden Love

Introducing the Capitol Hill Garden Club: it’s local, it’s free, and it’s a fun way to share your love of gardening with other people...

Fruit and Fellowship in Our Urban Village

One morning earlier in this summer a peach tree branch cascaded to the middle of the sidewalk leading to our steps, evoking the cover...

Dear Garden Problem Lady

Feeling beset by gardening problems? Your problem might prove instructive to others, and help them feel superior to you. Send them to tWhy does...

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...

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...

How to Deal with Mold

  Mold. If you’re a homeowner or landlord, it’s not a word you want to hear. Yet in older homes mold can be quite common....

Tips for Keeping Cut Flowers

At dawn, flowers are filled with water and carbohydrates, so their stems are firm. A few other tips for cutting flowers in your garden. Use...

The White House Grounds’ Remarkable Continuity of Care

The White House grounds are a unique example of American residential landscape design, embodying writer Nora Gallagher’s observation that “the road to the sacred...
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