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Late-summer gardening advice from Adrian Higgins
Here are some tips, and advice, from Adrian Higgins’s July 24 chat about summer gardening.
 
Five annuals to plant in late summer
(The Washington Post, July 23, 2014; 1:22 PM)
 
At the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, lotuses and water lilies thrive
(The Washington Post, July 16, 2014; 10:33 AM)
 
An elusive summer perennial named hyssop
(The Washington Post, July 9, 2014; 12:26 PM)
 
Got milkweed? One man’s research efforts into plant biodiversity.
(The Washington Post, July 2, 2014; 1:26 PM)
 
Three elite perennials for the summer garden
(The Washington Post, June 25, 2014; 10:39 AM)
 
Can a garden be too bee-friendly?
(The Washington Post, June 11, 2014; 12:26 PM)
 
Reinventing the winter-weary hydrangea
(The Washington Post, June 4, 2014; 2:49 PM)
 
The dahlia makes a comeback
(The Washington Post, May 28, 2014; 2:16 PM)
 
As the heat arrives, still fixing winter damage
(The Washington Post, May 21, 2014; 12:13 PM)
 
A Georgetown garden from the past finds new life
(The Washington Post, May 7, 2014; 2:53 PM)
 
Celebrating the worker’s garden
(The Washington Post, April 30, 2014; 12:49 PM)
 
Dealing with spring weeds
(The Washington Post, April 23, 2014; 11:23 AM)
 
The unexpected elegance of the daffodil
(The Washington Post, April 16, 2014; 2:10 PM)
 
The straight talk on gardening
(The Washington Post, April 9, 2014; 3:11 PM)
 
Cleaning up after a rough winter
(The Washington Post, April 2, 2014; 1:41 PM)
 
Greet spring with a hazel
(The Washington Post, March 26, 2014; 12:58 PM)
 
How savvy gardeners send winter packing
(The Washington Post, March 19, 2014; 2:59 PM)
 
Budding beekeepers swarm to courses
(The Washington Post, March 12, 2014; 2:59 PM)
 
Renee’s Garden: Seeds for the home gardener
(The Washington Post, March 5, 2014; 12:57 PM)
 
Wildlife conservation: Passenger pigeons and canaries in coal mines
(The Washington Post, February 5, 2014; 1:54 PM)
 
Prune rosebushes in winter
(The Washington Post, January 29, 2014; 12:10 PM)
 
The need to plant seeds
(The Washington Post, January 22, 2014; 12:29 PM)
 
Winter’s deep freeze kills garden pests
(The Washington Post, January 15, 2014; 12:39 PM)
 
The garden is only as good as its soil
(The Washington Post, January 8, 2014; 2:58 PM)
 
January: Time to plan the garden
(The Washington Post, December 31, 2013; 3:58 PM)
 
Red Hollies rise up to challenge dominance of the Foster’s and Nellie R. Stevens hollies
(The Washington Post, December 18, 2013; 1:48 PM)
 
Fans of holiday greenery confront new boxwood disease
(The Washington Post, December 11, 2013; 3:57 PM)
 
Tabletop Christmas trees and how to keep a tree fresh
(The Washington Post, December 4, 2013; 2:06 PM)
 
The beekeeper’s holiday dreams of honeybees
(The Washington Post, November 26, 2013; 2:36 PM)
 
Iraq war vet finds a new mission on the farm
(The Washington Post, November 11, 2013; 4:41 PM)
 
The first frost, and sudden-death overtime
(The Washington Post, November 6, 2013; 1:11 PM)
 
The age of giant pumpkins
(The Washington Post, October 30, 2013; 11:12 AM)
 
Virginia’s Mr. Apple: Tom Burford
(The Washington Post, October 23, 2013; 11:54 AM)
 
How to move a prized tree
(The Washington Post, October 16, 2013; 2:42 PM)
 
The ginkgo tree revival
(The Washington Post, October 2, 2013; 12:00 PM)
 
Hardy citrus trees take root in local Virginia suburbs
(The Washington Post, September 25, 2013; 1:35 PM)
 
Grape tomatoes prevail this summer
(The Washington Post, September 18, 2013; 4:45 PM)
 
Creating a haven for butterflies and bees
(The Washington Post, September 11, 2013; 12:06 PM)
 
A late-season spurt in the vegetable garden
(The Washington Post, August 28, 2013; 12:06 PM)
 
When rabbits invade the garden
(The Washington Post, August 14, 2013; 11:10 AM)
 
University of Maryland students go back to the land
(The Washington Post, August 7, 2013; 12:08 PM)
 
A life with camellias
(The Washington Post, July 24, 2013; 12:44 PM)
 
Reviving the Bishop’s Garden at the Washington National Cathedral
(The Washington Post, July 10, 2013; 11:09 AM)
 
Thomas Jefferson, gardener
(The Washington Post, July 3, 2013; 11:12 AM)
 
Looking to the late summer garden
(The Washington Post, June 26, 2013; 11:08 AM)
 
Fava beans gain favor
(The Washington Post, June 19, 2013; 12:23 PM)
 
The geranium, revived
(The Washington Post, June 12, 2013; 11:01 AM)
 
The allure of the giant Victoria water lily
(The Washington Post, June 5, 2013; 12:25 PM)
 
Advances in the old fashioned iris
(The Washington Post, May 29, 2013; 11:51 AM)