city gardening

Green Acre #162: Paradise Revived

A reporter helped a horticulturalist restore Hawaii’s tropical treasures.

August 21, 2019

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Green Acre #161: Gardens Are for Pasta Salad

When it’s hotter than hot, break out the basil.

August 14, 2019

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Green Acre #160: More Fishy Business

Ponds are lovely. Just ignore the milk crate.

August 7, 2019

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Green Acre #159: A Tale of Two Hydrangeas

Why is Margot sad while Phyllis thrives?

July 31, 2019

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Green Acre #158: Crape Myrtles, the ‘Shoulda’ Tree

When in doubt, plant one. Or two.

July 24, 2019

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Green Acre #157: The Caribbean? No, Capitol Hill!

This DC garden boasts more colors than just green.

July 17, 2019

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Green Acre #156: Tropical Plants, Meet Tropical Weather!

Maybe DC isn’t tropical enough for gems that thrive in Florida.

July 10, 2019

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Green Acre #155: Not a Garden but a Wrap

An artist fills her home, and her canvases, with color.

June 25, 2019

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Green Acre #154: Refuge at River Farm

George Washington’s investment property pays off for us garden lovers.

June 19, 2019

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Green Acre #153: 10 Garden Ideas . . .

. . . and not a single plant among them.

June 12, 2019

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Green Acre #152: Thoughts From My Back Porch

Creating a garden requires time and a lot of rumination.

June 5, 2019

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Green Acre #151: Don’t Read This

Wonderful garden thoughts may flood in.

May 29, 2019

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Green Acre #150: A Guide to Lazy Gardening

In a pinch, a flower bomb will do the job.

May 22, 2019

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Green Acre #149: Doggie Dont’s

Loving dogs and loving gardens means walking a fine line.

May 15, 2019

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Green Acre #148: Vine Not

Fantasies of honeysuckle and wisteria vines playing nicely together? Just fantasies.

May 8, 2019

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Green Acre # 147: Impatient Am I!

Making wowza! window boxes. Fast.

May 1, 2019

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Green Acre # 146: Let’s Go to the Tape

These flowers can march straight into summer.

April 24, 2019

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Green Acre #145: Embrace the Season

Spring flowers are fleeting: Enjoy while you can.

April 17, 2019

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