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What Makes a Great Playground?

Psychologist Jean Piaget said that play is the work of childhood. Fred Rogers of Mr. Rogers fame agreed, saying that “play is serious learning.”...

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,...

20 Years of Capitol Hill Gardens

I moved from Mount Pleasant to North Carolina Avenue between Ninth and 10th streets, just west of Lincoln Park, 20 years ago. Since then...

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...

Winter Is Garden-Planning Season

With the holidays over, the rest of winter will fly by. Don’t miss the chance to follow the advice of American horticultural giant Liberty...