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Monday, July 22, 2019

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...

Botanical Illustrator Alice Tangerini

The West Wing of the Smithsonian’s Department of Botany in the National Museum of Natural History houses 4.8 million dried pressed plants, the oldest...

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...

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....

Got Food Waste?

Have you ever thought about how much food your family wastes? As waste disposal becomes an ever greater environmental, health, and social issue, cities...

Edibles in the Weeds

As we prepare our land and plan our gardens, we often rip up everything we see. “Everything that grows must go!” used to be...

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...

Up on the Roof

DC rooftops are busy places. A flyover of the District shows a growing mosaic of rooftop terraces, solar panels, green roofs – and increasingly,...

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...

DC’s List of Recyclable Items Expands, but Plastic Bags are Out!

Confused by what can and can’t be recycled? Does the list of “acceptable” recyclables at your workplace differ from what the DC Department of...