Hidden behind the rowhouses of three Marion Street families is a shared garden compound. The gardens are somewhat private but do have adjoining gates to one another's back yards. Plants spill over from one yard to the next, and their pets know and play with one another, running through the property.
Three adjoining gardens and their connected neighbors: from left, Brian McMaster, wife Kathleen Strouse and sons Nat, 11, and Elliott McMaster, 7; Steve McMaster and partner John Harman; and Bill Eppard Jr. and partner Chuck Fiorentiono. Linda Davidson/The Washington Post