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Dear Garden Problem Lady – 2017

I heard that a garden in a pot should contain just three things – “a Thriller, a Filler, and a Spiller.” Meaning what? Fine Gardening...

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...

Frager’s Joins ‘A Few Good Hardware Stores’

Nearly 100 years ago, a man named Fritz “Frank” Frager got laid off from work at the Navy Yard in DC. It was the...

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...

Captivating Entries

Capitol Hill has been compared to a village, a finely integrated community, a place to call home. Perhaps one of the most alluring parts...

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...

Measuring the H Street Impact

Take a walk down the H Street NE corridor and you’ll see towering residential complexes along the 600 block, a brand new Whole Foods...

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...

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...

Dear Problem Lady – May 2017

I oversee the maintenance at a local private garden. For the past two springs, the multitude of daffodils planted in 2012 have not flowered...