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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

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...

Real Estate Matters – October 2017

Reverse Mortgages The conversations that come up with Uber drivers … He has a house in Petworth that he does not want his kids to get...

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....

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...

Heritage Trees

On April 18, 2017, Matthew McClanahan was killed on the US Capitol grounds when a large portion of a tree fell on him. Roads...

Garden Menagerie

As every residential garden designer knows, a homeowner’s pets are your clients too. Pets’ well-being, habits, quirks, and age need to be taken into...

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...

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...

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....

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...