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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...

Dwell

On a chilly January morning I pulled up to an old stable located in an alley off of Florida Avenue in DC’s Trinidad neighborhood....

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...

Roof Leaks Can Be Funny

A roofer tells his bar buddy how he fixed a roof leak, and the story goes like this. “Owner shows me a leak in the...

Galvanized Piping Problems

Many homes in DC are over 100 years old, yet most were built with freshwater piping systems that have a relatively short life expectancy....

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...

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,...

Dear Problem Lady – September 2017

What do you know about using milk as a fertilizer, specifically on tomato plants? My neighbor insists that milk is a good fertilizer. He...

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....

Five Mortgage Loan Programs That Help You Win!

The multitude of factors that feed into buying a home in the District are enough to send your head spinning for days, especially for...