70 F
Washington, D.C.
Sunday, May 20, 2018

Dear Garden Problem Lady

Can I grow a knockout rose in a pot? As Jim Shelar, a master of gardening in pots, so succinctly puts it, “What have you...

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...

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...

The Historic Masonry Construction of Capitol Hill

Capitol Hill is a neighborhood built with brick. Almost every street is lined with colorful row homes built about 100 years ago. Though most...

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...

Real Estate Matters – July 2017

Summer Sales It’s hard to avoid brown lawns during the summer months, but do what you can to keep things verdant and pretty. All outdoor...

Galvanized Piping Problems

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

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,...

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...