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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Arboretum Volunteer Planting & Stream Restoration Days

The Friends of the National Arboretum needs your help with the continued care of the newly restored Springhouse Run, a stream that runs through...

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...

Up on The Roof

On these hot and lazy days of August I really don’t like to be Up On The Roof, but then I recall some of...

Living Sustainably on Capitol Hill

Sustainability. While the word has an environmental nuance, the definition also includes associated economic and social benefits.  It’s really not that difficult to incorporate...

On Free-Range Foraging

Capitol Hill spills over with extraordinary finds. People are forever flitting off on mysterious and important missions, choosing to discard that which just won’t...

Dear Garden Problem Lady

I think I’m confused because my schoolroom Latin has left my noggin. Am looking for a shrub with a magnificent blue flower that attracts...

Nothings Says Summer Like a Juicy Tomato

August is the magic month for tomatoes. It is magical to see the struggling little plant we bought in April is now taller than...

John C. Formant Real Estate Changing Direction

After 35 years on Pennsylvania Avenue, John C. Formant Real Estate is returning to the place where it all began. John C. Formant has...

Dear Garden Problem Lady

Is butterfly weed the same as butterfly bush? I’ve been reading about native plants, and apparently butterfly weed attracts lots of butterflies and also...

Community Gardening In Barrack’s Row

July is here and as we prepare to salute our troops and celebrate the Fourth of July, we may find ourselves passing by the...