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A new compendium of garden elements
Michael and Rose Bartlett visited gardens near and far. Now, a book chronicles their pilgrimages.
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)
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)