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Monday, June 24, 2019

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....

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...

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...

Dear Problem Lady

I hear gardeners refer to something called “Winter Interest.” My garden looks like a wasteland. To what are they referring? Ah, winter can do such...

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...

Ask the Hill Historian

On August 6, 1861, President Abraham Lincoln signed into law the Washington, DC police department. While DC had a police force at the time,...

Dear Problem Lady

What’s in the powder that florists supply to make cut flowers last longer? Sugar, acid, and bleach. Sugar gives nutrients to the flowers, acid maintains...

Season’s Greenings: All Aboard the U.S. Botanic Garden Holiday Show

The 2018 annual U.S. Botanic Garden (USBG) holiday exhibit will open on Thanksgiving Day and will run through New Year’s Day, January 1, 2019....

Ask the Hill Historian: Naval Lodge Number 4

The Masonic Naval Lodge at 330 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE is an important institution established in the early years of the creation of the city....