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Dear Problem Lady

By Is it too late in the season to plant flowers to attract butterflies and hummingbirds? Hummingbirds like asclepias tuberosa (butterfly weed) and most red...

CHRS Walking Tour

The CHRS Warren Street Walking Tour is on Oct. 14, 10 a.m. (rain or shine). Tennessee Avenue, Warren and C Streets NE have a...

Corralling the Single-Use Plastic Monster

Cups, napkins, plates, serving dishes, serving spoons, cutlery, tablecloths, decorations, and leftover food - parties bring on ample opportunity for single use plastic and...

Dear Problem Lady

Please name some flowers that will stay blooming all fall. Rudbekia, Aster, Zinnia, Chrysanthemum, Cleome, Petunia, Turtlehead, Salvia, Sedum Autumn Joy, Sweet Autumn Clematis, Goldenrod. Is...

Dear Problem Lady

I want to plant spring-blooming bulbs this fall so that there is something blooming from beginning to end of spring. What sequence would you...

An Architectural Emergency and How Not to Create One

Architectural emergencies are rare and usually created by a homeowner. Having been in the involved as an architect in residential work for more than...

Dear Garden Problem Lady

I want my 3 Butterfly Weed plants to spread. Each has big seedpods full of seeds. Should I plant the seeds individually, or just...

The Capitol Hill Garden Club presents Dear Garden Problem Lady

This year I will get my spring bulbs planted on time – that is, before Thanksgiving – but I forget whether I should water...

Fruit and Fellowship in Our Urban Village

One morning earlier in this summer a peach tree branch cascaded to the middle of the sidewalk leading to our steps, evoking the cover...

Real Estate Matters

Spring is when the real estate market goes crazy ‘round these parts. Sellers feel like their home will sell for more when the trees...
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