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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...

Should I Add Manure When I Winterize My Garden?

I’m trying to winterize my garden. Should I add manure or other nutrients to shrubs and perennials, or just mulch? No manure. You don’t want...

With RiverSmart Homes You Can Help the Anacostia

We all know that part of the pollution in our river, the Anacostia, comes from runoff and overflow of storm water and that all...

Zone Bending Plants for the Changing Hill Climate

Our warmer weather this fall offers one more piece of evidence, if we need it, that climate change is real. The stunning fall-colored leaves...

Meet Local Contractors at CHRS House Expo

On Saturday, October 30, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Capitol Hill Restoration Society (CHRS) will hold a free House Expo at...

Good Looks, Long Lasting, Undemanding

Walking east away from the Capitol, some very tall grass waves in the afternoon winds. The reeds really catch your eye, as they are...

UP ON THE ROOF 2*

Someone once asked me “If you could tell your customers five things they should do to maintain their roofs, what would they be?” And...

Mirrors Do Lie

There are eleven mirrors in my dining room, I didn’t realize this until a few minutes ago, when I counted. My dining room is typical...

In Praise of Crape Myrtles

Just like spring with the lovely cherry blossoms, Capitol Hill has exploded in dramatic colors throughout the Hill.  Bright pinks, fuchsia, lavender, and white...

Fall Home Improvement Tips from the Pros

Fall is the perfect time to refresh your home by tackling your home maintenance to-do list.  To help you get started, we have consulted...
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