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A special reunion at the National Arboretum
A birder returns to his old stomping ground and finds the bald eagle has made the journey back, too.
How to avoid hacking at your crape myrtle this spring
(The Washington Post, March 18, 2015; 8:00 AM)
How to choose the right crape myrtle
(The Washington Post, March 18, 2015; 8:00 AM)
How the Southern Exposure Seed Exchange nurtures old varieties, new gardeners
(The Washington Post, February 24, 2015; 3:54 PM)
If you’re a restless gardener, there is plenty to do in February
(The Washington Post, February 18, 2015; 8:00 AM)
Why your garden needs fertilizer — or not
(The Washington Post, February 11, 2015; 8:00 AM)
There are 30,000 species of orchids. See some of the most unusual varieties in D.C.
(The Washington Post, February 4, 2015; 8:00 AM)
For the seed-loving gardener, spring starts now
(The Washington Post, January 28, 2015; 8:00 AM)
Heuchera is a popular perennial for shade, but which variety is best?
(The Washington Post, January 21, 2015; 12:00 PM)
This winter, focus on the growing season ahead
(The Washington Post, January 13, 2015; 1:00 PM)
A wonderful way to leave your mark on the planet: Plant an oak tree
(The Washington Post, January 6, 2015; 10:00 AM)
A primer on seed saving
(The Washington Post, December 30, 2014; 7:00 AM)
The slow rebirth of Dumbarton Oaks Park
(The Washington Post, December 17, 2014; 1:00 PM)
Why we need horticulturists
(The Washington Post, December 10, 2014; 7:00 AM)
Caring for your Christmas tree
(The Washington Post, December 3, 2014; 11:30 AM)
What you need to know to care for holiday greenery
(The Washington Post, December 3, 2014; 11:30 AM)
The poinsettia, reinvented and still going strong
(The Washington Post, December 3, 2014; 10:45 AM)
A new compendium of garden elements
(The Washington Post, November 25, 2014; 12:00 PM)
Dull fall may sharpen our tree planting skills
(The Washington Post, November 12, 2014; 12:00 PM)
Fall gardening: Extending the growing season
(The Washington Post, November 5, 2014; 5:00 AM)
National Arboretum’s “Grass Roots”: A brighter future for the lawn
(The Washington Post, October 29, 2014; 2:33 PM)
How to compost, and why it’s a good idea
(The Washington Post, October 15, 2014; 11:00 AM)
Comparing composting bins
(The Washington Post, October 15, 2014; 10:36 AM)
The autumnal annual named dahlia
(The Washington Post, October 1, 2014; 2:27 PM)
Monticello’s ode to autumn
(The Washington Post, September 24, 2014; 12:44 PM)
Protecting fragile bird species, one garden at a time
(The Washington Post, September 17, 2014; 1:31 PM)
The beauty of the dry garden
(The Washington Post, September 10, 2014; 1:58 PM)
Gardening lessons learned from the farm
(The Washington Post, August 20, 2014; 1:56 PM)
Where have all the butterflies gone?
(The Washington Post, August 6, 2014; 12:32 PM)
The U.S. National Arboretum is breathing new life into an old plant
(The Washington Post, July 30, 2014; 1:25 PM)
Late-summer gardening advice from Adrian Higgins
(The Washington Post, July 28, 2014; 7:00 AM)
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)