Stephanie Cavanaugh

Green Acre #365: A Pencil Case

When a certain ugly cactus won’t die, you . . . save it.

January 19, 2022

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Green Acre #364: Going Evergreen-er

Storms do damage, but they also help the frugal gardener.

January 12, 2022

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Green Acre #363: Indoor Gardening of a Sort

I dream of garden walls, even if they’re only wallpaper.

January 5, 2022

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Green Acre #362: Gift for the Non-Hobby Hubby

What to get for a man who sweeps for a living.

December 22, 2021

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Green Acre #361: Magnolias Take a Bough

Those leathery leaves, plastic-foam balls and a bit of patience. Voila!

December 15, 2021

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Green Acre #360: Red Room Reboot

One of the White House’s holiday mantels could use more . . . holiday.

December 8, 2021

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Green Acre #359: Gifts for the Gardener

Bromeliads and secateurs are only the beginning.

December 1, 2021

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‘Tis the Season of Latkes

Light-as-air potato pancakes for Hanukkah, which arrives early this year.

November 25, 2021

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Green Acre #358: Seasonal Shock

Dismantling the garden is trauma . . . for the gardener as well as the plants.

November 17, 2021

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Green Acre #357: A Wreath of One’s Own

Greens are only the beginning. Little floral water tubes open a world of possibilities.

November 10, 2021

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Green Acre #356: Onward and Upward in the Garden

Birds fly south for the winter. But Birds of Paradise just head upstairs to the greenhouse.

November 3, 2021

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Green Acre #355: Time for a Seasonal Appearance?

Some homes and gardens don’t need Halloween decorations to lure ghosts (the real kind).

October 27, 2021

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Green Acre #354: Asian in Place

A recent visit finds the National Arboretum’s Asian Collection a bit leggy and wild for a change.

October 20, 2021

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Green Acre #353: Tropical Expectations

Tropicals do best in the tropics. But that doesn’t mean . . .

October 13, 2021

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Green Acre #352: Garden Freebies

Fall cleanup means free decorative greens to make your great indoors even greater.

October 6, 2021

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Green Acre #351: A River Runs Near It

The deck leads to the garden, which leads to a Washington DC park, which leads to the water.

September 29, 2021

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Green Acre #350: A Weed by Any Other Name

Sometimes the plants we nurture turn out to be . . . interesting.

September 22, 2021

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Green Acre #349: A 10-Step Program

Gardens (and gardeners) can flourish in this in-between time with a 10-step approach.

September 15, 2021

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