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Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Earth Matters

First it was bicycling and then it was canning, and now, suddenly, composting is cool again. Folks across the District are composting, comparing notes,...

Frager’s Garden Center Re-Opens this Month

Just like the eagles returning to their nests along the Anacostia River, gardeners are ready to return to their favorite plant and garden centers....

Can I Recycle This?

Can I recycle this? How many times have you asked yourself – or your favorite recycling guru – that question? Thanks to efforts by the DC...

Got Too Much Stuff?

“My house doesn’t have enough storage space.” Sound familiar? Capitol Hill houses are notorious for being small with a dearth of closets. Hill residents...

The Historic Masonry Construction of Capitol Hill

Capitol Hill is a neighborhood built with brick. Almost every street is lined with colorful row homes built about 100 years ago. Though most...

FoodPrints in the Classroom

“I want more broccoli!” That’s certainly not a common childhood refrain, but it’s one I was amused to hear during a recent visit to...

Ask the Hill Historian

On August 6, 1861, President Abraham Lincoln signed into law the Washington, DC police department. While DC had a police force at the time,...

Five Things to Know When Remodeling an Historic Home

Remodeling an historic house in Washington presents many challenges, but also abundant rewards. Data from Realtor.com and the National Register of Historic Places indicates...

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...

Dear Problem Lady

What’s in the powder that florists supply to make cut flowers last longer? Sugar, acid, and bleach. Sugar gives nutrients to the flowers, acid maintains...
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