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Thrillers Fillers and Spillers in the Garden

It’s time to start planting some of my outdoor pots. My sister always starts with fresh soil. I always re-use last year’s soil. We...

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...

Sharing Our Gardens with Our Pets

Summertime is here and we all want to be outside.  And so do our pets! For many of us, it may mean leashing up...

The Garden Problem Lady Identifies Some Flowers

Can you identify this flower? The stalks are a yard high, with dark green opposite leaves. It seemed like a weed until late October,...

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...

Plant Your Fritillaria Bulbs Sideways

I plan to buy some Fritillaria bulbs this fall. Judging from pictures they’re very tall and stunningly beautiful. But a gardening friend made a...

The Blue Castle

You may have wondered about the large blue building standing in the Navy Yard at 8th and M streets SE. What is its purpose...

DC Mushroom Lovers on the Hunt

Never mind the cherry blossoms, DC is a city of mushrooms. Neighborhood trees, root boxes, gardens, planters and parks often shelter common and sometimes...

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 Damp Realities of Doglegs

In the DC area, homeowners likely know all about "doglegs" built into many historic two to three-story rowhouse homes, which share at least one...
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