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Monday, February 24, 2020

Could Punxsutawney Phil Be Right?

On Ground Hog Day 2018, Phil, from Punxsutawney, Pa., emerged from his home on Gobbler’s Knob and saw his shadow, thus predicting six more...

CHRS Warren Street Walking Tour

Tennessee Avenue, Warren Street and C Street, NE have it all--fascinating history, famous architects, excellent architecture, including tiny houses, and all nearby. Of particular...

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...

Common Issues in Rowhouse Flat Roofs

Here on Capitol Hill the vast majority of roofs are flat. Flat roofs are common to commercial buildings, but residential flat roofs are rare...

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,...

Leaf Collection Season Starts

Through Jan. 12, the DC Department of Public Works (DPW) will collect and compost nearly 8,000 tons of leaves throughout the District. This is...

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...

Captivating Entries

Capitol Hill has been compared to a village, a finely integrated community, a place to call home. Perhaps one of the most alluring parts...

Getting Involved in Gardening on the Hill

There is an urban legend that circulates this time of year. It warns enthusiastic garden folks that it takes years, decades even, to get...

The Capitol Hill Garden Club presents Dear Garden Problem Lady

This year I will get my spring bulbs planted on time – that is, before Thanksgiving – but I forget whether I should water...
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