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Hakurei, a sweet little Japanese import

Hakurei, a sweet little Japanese import

The turnip that acts like a radish in salads or a water chestnut in stir-fries.

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The National Arboretum dispenses some turf love

The National Arboretum dispenses some turf love

The lawn gets its due at the arboretum’s “Grass Roots” living exhibit.

How to repair cracked concrete steps

How to repair cracked concrete steps

A crack grows at the bottom of an Alexandria reader’s concrete steps. Here’s who can fix it.

House Calls: A come-in-and-chill-out foyer

House Calls: A come-in-and-chill-out foyer

A reader in McLean has a blank slate, and she needs help filling it.

Chad and Carrie Jordan: Inside the Workshop

Chad and Carrie Jordan: Inside the Workshop

A husband-wife duo behind Made in Aldie build custom wood furniture in Loudoun County.

A colorful powder coat for winter

A colorful powder coat for winter

The technique dries faster, looks better and lasts longer than painting.

Collecting and displaying treasures

Collecting and displaying treasures

Whether you’re drawn to clothespins or lusterware, learn ways to build and show off your collections.

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The 15 types of collectors

The 15 types of collectors

The new book “Collected: Living With the Things You Love” features 250 stunning collections.

5 things to do in your garden before December

5 things to do in your garden before December

Not sure where to start, or worried you don’t have enough time to get it all done? Here are some simple tips.

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Black is the new white in designer kitchens

Black is the new white in designer kitchens

Homeowners are looking for something their neighbors don’t have yet.

Now trending: Black kitchens

Now trending: Black kitchens

Designers say customers are looking for something their neighbors don’t have.

West Elm opens new location on 14th Street

West Elm opens new location on 14th Street

The home decor chain’s third store in the area joins other purveyors of high style in the D.C. Design District.

Benjamin Moore pro offers 5 tips for picking paint colors

Benjamin Moore pro offers 5 tips for picking paint colors

Carl Minchew shares ideas on wood stains, brightening a dark basement and bold colors for the timid.

Destination Design: Leesburg

Destination Design: Leesburg

Save the outlets for another day and visit historic downtown Leesburg for antique shops and emporiums.

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Where to shop in Leesburg

Where to shop in Leesburg

Visit the hip side of Loudoun County.

Urban gardening: The rush before the slowdown

Urban gardening: The rush before the slowdown

In October, the garden requires a flurry of cleaning, harvesting, preserving — and planting.

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An experiment with husk cherries

An experiment with husk cherries

The golden, marble-sized fruits are kin to tomatoes but taste nothing like them.

How to restore a Fireslate countertop

How to restore a Fireslate countertop

A reader likes the look but worries about the upkeep.

Clothing storage solutions for small spaces

Clothing storage solutions for small spaces

Carrie Bradshaw’s sweaters-in-the-stove solution was cute on “Sex and the City” but isn’t recommended in real life.

House Calls: A bold basement makeover

House Calls: A bold basement makeover

This D.C. resident loves her checkerboard floor, but lighting and furniture placement have always been a challenge.