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Saturday, December 15, 2018

Garden Menagerie

As every residential garden designer knows, a homeowner’s pets are your clients too. Pets’ well-being, habits, quirks, and age need to be taken into...

Dear Garden Problem Lady

Can I grow a knockout rose in a pot? As Jim Shelar, a master of gardening in pots, so succinctly puts it, “What have you...

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...

Real Estate Matters – July 2017

Summer Sales It’s hard to avoid brown lawns during the summer months, but do what you can to keep things verdant and pretty. All outdoor...

Dear Garden Problem Lady – 2017

I heard that a garden in a pot should contain just three things – “a Thriller, a Filler, and a Spiller.” Meaning what? Fine Gardening...

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...

The Historic Masonry Construction of Capitol Hill

Capitol Hill is a neighborhood built with brick. Almost every street is lined with colorful row homes built about 100 years ago. Though most...

Frager’s Joins ‘A Few Good Hardware Stores’

Nearly 100 years ago, a man named Fritz “Frank” Frager got laid off from work at the Navy Yard in DC. It was the...

Dear Problem Lady – May 2017

I oversee the maintenance at a local private garden. For the past two springs, the multitude of daffodils planted in 2012 have not flowered...

Light Up Your Life with Affordable and Energy-Efficient LED Bulbs

CFLs, LEDs, lumens, and Kelvins. The simple process of buying a lightbulb seems to have become a lot more complicated in recent years. Fortunately...