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October 25, 2018

I'm an enormous fan of the YouTube channels produced by PBS Digital Studios. I've posted before about my affection for Deep Look, an exploration of life on the small scale, mostly about bugs and ocean life.

Well, I just have to tell you that the most recent video from I...

October 18, 2018

My attempts at growing lettuce this fall have been total failures.

Recommended DC fall planting dates for lettuce are mid-August through the end of September. Lettuce is a cool-season annual, taking about 30-45 days to mature, depending on the variety. So counting backw...

October 11, 2018

If you had taken your houseplants outside for the summer, now is the time to bring them back indoors. The forecast for the weekend has low temperatures just below 50F. While this brief dip may not be fatal to the tropical plants we enjoy as houseplants, they don't tole...

October 4, 2018

My husband and I were lucky enough to catch the Wings of Fancy live butterfly exhibit at Brookside Gardens on the weekend before it closed. If you missed it, check out the Smithsonian Natural History Museum's live butterfly pavilion, which is open year-round. At Brooks...

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