Green Acre

Green Acre #67: Green Grows My Garden

It’s shady business over there on Capitol Hill, and nary a zinnia in sight.

August 16, 2017

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Green Acre #66: How Does My Ugly Garden Grow?

All too well, especially in this, um, free-spirited neighborhood.

August 9, 2017

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Green Acre #65: Guests in the Garden

Are raccoons pets or just garden ornaments? What about cats, and possums, and . . .?

August 2, 2017

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Green Acre #64: Garden Memories, If I Can Remember Them

Sniff some rosemary and call me in the morning.

July 26, 2017

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Green Acre #63: 10 Steps to the Perfect French Garden

Caution: It may involve . . . chickens.

July 19, 2017

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Green Acre #62: The White Garden

Think of it as the Queen of the Night garden. And a fragrant one it is.

July 12, 2017

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Green Acre #61: Beachy Keen

You can bring the beach back to the city. It’s a shell game.

July 5, 2017

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Green Acre #60: Making Art in the Garden

You don’t have to be Christo to “install” art the public can enjoy.

June 28, 2017

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Green Acre #59: Lighting Up the Night Garden

The humblest backyard becomes a wonderland with the right illumination.

June 21, 2017

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Green Acre #58: Garden of Misery

Slough of despond, meet my little Capitol Hill plot.

June 14, 2017

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Green Acre #57: 10 Fast and Fabulous Tips . . .

. . . for over-the-top gardens.

June 7, 2017

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Green Acre #56: Yards and Yards of Park

Some of us want to keep this Washington DC park a secret.

May 31, 2017

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Green Acre #55: Life and Death at the Edge of the Sidewalk

Stephanie knocks one out of the . . . flower box.

May 24, 2017

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Green Acre #54: Making Something From Nothing

Why buy flats of begonias when so many more interesting plants to be gathered, or purloined by stem or seed?

May 17, 2017

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Green Acre #53: A Garden Feast for Mothers (and Others)

Planting, reading or just drooling, there’s a flowery future for Mom.

May 10, 2017

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Green Acre #51: Scents of a Garden

Who needs Jo Malone when I can delight in the fragrant bouquet of my house.

April 26, 2017

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Green Acre #50: Would You Hire Me . . .

. . . to write about gardening? And other imponderable questions.

April 19, 2017

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Green Acre #49: How Does My Garden Grow?

Ugly, that’s how . . .

April 5, 2017

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