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November 29, 2018

Winter gardening expert Eliot Coleman observed that when the hours of sunlight drop to less than 10 hours per day, plant growth comes to a crawl or stop. He called this period of time 'Persephone Days'. In Washington, DC, our Persephone Days span from November 17 throu...

November 22, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving! I am thankful that you are here. I learned not too long ago that gratitude and happiness are BFFs, which really makes a lot of sense to me. In order to combat the overwhelming negativity of the news of the world, I've been trying to do more through...

November 15, 2018

We saw our first fall frost over the weekend (a week late, according to the most current data) and we woke up today to our first snow. A month ago, on October 15, it was 74F! This is not normal.

These are photos I took of my garden yesterday.

My proudest accomplishment i...

November 8, 2018

Looking to beat the winter blues? Head outside to our local public gardens. Meadowlark's evening display of holiday lights begins on November 9 while Brookside Gardens' display begins November 16. For daytime holiday cheer, head over to the US Botanic Gardens (starting...

November 1, 2018

Now that the weather is cooling off and the pace of garden tasks is slowing down, it's a great time to expand your knowledge through reading gardening books. I love our DC public libraries and they have some wonderful and important gardening books. This year, I've chec...

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