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Renting in The Time of COVID

The spring real estate rental market has arrived. Or has it? Residential rental values seem to be holding firm – but for how long?...

Grow Vegetables During The Lockdown

Hunkering down does not have to be a bore. If you want to find enjoyment, excitement, drama and lots conflict, plant a vegetable garden...

History: Capitol Hill Alley Dwellings

Washington DC is home to a large number of historical alleys. Many of those alleys are located on Capitol Hill and are thriving as...

Weeding Out: DCRA is Cracking Down on Overgrown Grass and Weeds

Summer is here, finally. The smell of freshly cut grass stimulates our senses and memories of the joys of summer, warmer weather, picnics and...

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...

A Breakout Year for Clean Decisions

Local businessman Will Avila could not believe it when he heard that his business, Clean Decisions, had been selected as a participant in Unlocked...

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...

Getting Involved in Gardening on the Hill

There is an urban legend that circulates this time of year. It warns enthusiastic garden folks that it takes years, decades even, to get...

The Hardy Begonia: A Star for Every Garden

As we plan our gardens this year, one of the most asked questions, perennially, has to be ‘is it low maintenance?’ Gardeners today are...

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...
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