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Thursday, August 18, 2022

Dear Garden Problem Lady

Neighbors had their dogwood tree sprayed three times this spring for something called “Discula Anthracnose". Would you please explain what that is. We wanted...

A Great Free Resource for Gardeners

Did you know you could borrow a weed wacker or a rototiller for free? Yes, it’s true, for free.  In 2021, a partnership between...

How to Rid Yourself of Bamboo Roots

We planted a stand of bamboo years ago, thinking it would be a wonderful screen – and boy, it has been. But I never...

The CHRS House and Garden Tour Returns!

The Capitol Hill Restorations Society’s Mother’s Day House and Garden Tour has been a community tradition for 65 years, and after two years of...

May Flowers – Edible & Delicious

April showers bring May flowers, and we certainly had enough April rain this year to make that prophecy come true.  Besides brightening our spirits...

Eager Beavers

The District is located at the confluence of two rivers, a city built around streams, marshes and wetlands. It’s the home of 800,000 people....

The Return of the Garden Fairs

For the past two years, the annual garden fairs hosted by three prestigious horticulture institutions – the US National Arboretum, the Franciscan Monastery, and...

Don’t Fence Your Tree Boxes

My healthy indoor Clivia plant has not bloomed since we moved across the street.  I swear I have put them in identical light and...

Garden Lost to Crape Myrtle Scale

Last summer our water bill nearly broke us. Water cost as much as food! What to do? First plan a smaller garden. Give super-thirsty perennials...

U.S. Botanic Garden to Fully Reopen April 1

The United States Botanic Garden (USBG) will reopen the Conservatory to the public on April 1, marking a full reopening of all areas of...
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