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Friday, April 23, 2021

The Great Backyard Bird Count

The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) is a free, fun, and easy event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to...

Galley Kitchen Gets an Update

Kitchen & Family Room Remodeled in a Bungalow-Style Home Many older homes found on Capitol Hill, and in the Washington metropolitan area, have outdated galley...

Common Issues in Rowhouse Flat Roofs

Here on Capitol Hill the vast majority of roofs are flat. Flat roofs are common to commercial buildings, but residential flat roofs are rare...

Spring’s Relentless Fury

Planning and Planting Around a Finicky Season Spring for all of its beauty and wondrous renewal can be dark, often voracious. Plants have to grow...

Light Up Your Life with Affordable and Energy-Efficient LED Bulbs

CFLs, LEDs, lumens, and Kelvins. The simple process of buying a lightbulb seems to have become a lot more complicated in recent years. Fortunately...

Eagle Cam Goes Live

The Arboretum’s pair of Bald Eagles have returned to their nest in a Tulip Poplar tree high above the Azalea collection. “Mr. President” and...

Garden Spot: What’s Bugging You?

Recently, with all the talk about how our garden practices may be harming bees and pollinating insects, the discussion of beneficial insects has again...

Cleaning – Naturally!

It’s an interesting paradox that while many people are moving towards organic foods, household cleaners—which are often filled with toxins— are kept at 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....

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...