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Saturday, September 26, 2020

Joanne Hatfield’s Garden Gifts

Sometimes it’s nice just to stop and smell the roses.  It is even nicer when the flowers and roses are at the corner intersection...

Should You Trim Spent Blooms?

Will cutting spent blooms on my pinks encourage reblooming? Deadheading dianthus – and most other annuals – allows the plants to direct their energy into...

Cleaning – Naturally!

It’s an interesting paradox that while many people are moving towards organic foods, household cleaners—which are often filled with toxins— are kept at the...

Dear Garden Problem Lady

I need annuals for color in my perennial garden – but I don’t like orange – so please don’t suggest Nasturtiums. Zinnias come in all...

DC PSC Moves To Renewable Energy

The DC Public Service Commission (PSC) now requires DC’s electric utility to purchase renewable energy through new long-term contracts. These contracts, also referred to as...

In Search of Dandelions

It’s the first day of the stay-at-home order, but I’m in a field in Northern Virginia, fifteen miles from my home, bowing to finger...

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...

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...

Contractors Keep Customers Safe

David Mahoney said that given the concerns around the coronavirus, he understood the reasons why his painters were turned away when they came to...
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