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DC’s Latest Plans to Rehab Historic Anacostia Homes

Dispersed throughout the Anacostia Historic District are idle and orphaned homes whose custody is being fought over between two branches of the city’s government. Plans...

You’re Gonna Eat That?

“What are you doing there in that dirt? Never seen a sista getting all dirty like that before.” Points at the basil: “What is...

The New Climate Challenges in Our Washington Gardens

Over the past decade spring has been anything but predictable. How does an avid gardener adjust? This new, unpredictable climate seems to be the...

Love Your House?

Of course you do! But true love requires a commitment. Under your roof is your home, most people’s most valuable asset. You can easily...

Dear Problem Lady – March 2017

How hot does it get in DC in the summer? It’s already been such a hot winter. –– Welcome, stranger! DC temperatures can exceed 100...

Dear Problem Lady – February 2017

We forgot to prune our beautiful lacecap hydrangeas and are now wondering whether we should still do it this late. Or have we missed...

Winter Is Garden-Planning Season

With the holidays over, the rest of winter will fly by. Don’t miss the chance to follow the advice of American horticultural giant Liberty...

How to Deal with Mold

Mold. If you’re a homeowner or landlord, it’s not a word you want to hear. Yet in older homes mold can be quite common....

DC Council, DHCD Battle Over Fate of Blighted Homes

A DC housing agency clashed with the DC Council again in December over how to handle a number of blighted properties in Ward 8’s...

Dear Problem Lady – January 2017

What is the best after-care for a beautiful Poinsettia? –– After its blooms have fallen, instead of trying to provide the water, light, and temperature...