Petworth blooming as Spring returns

Petworth blooming as Spring returns

Do you ever find yourself walking around our beautiful neighborhood admiring the flowers, but with no clue what it is you’re looking at? Let me try to help. Welcome to the second year of "Petworth Blooming"... every month we’ll feature some of the most common plants seen around Petworth, and give a little info about each one.

This month we look at the azalea, lilac, the candytuft and more.

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Oh, the weeds of Petworth...

Oh, the weeds of Petworth...

Every spring I look out on my yard and tell myself, “Yes, this will be the year I create my garden.”

Several weeks later, I am cursing every square inch of greenery and wondering just how many weeds there could possibly be in this postage stamp of a yard, most likely because I tried to take a shortcut.

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Petworth is blooming... but what are those flowers?

Petworth is blooming... but what are those flowers?

Do you ever find yourself walking around our beautiful neighborhood admiring the flowers, but with no clue what it is you’re looking at? Let me try to help.  Every month I’ll feature some of the most common plants seen around Petworth, and give a little info about each one.

"Blooming Petworth" is a new recurring series by new contributing writer Steven Feingold.

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Learn to garden this summer with DPR. Grow huge plants. Tremendous.

Learn to garden this summer with DPR. Grow huge plants. Tremendous.

The  Urban Garden Division of DC’s Department of Parks and Recreation is offering over fifty free garden workshops through September 30th, and they want you to join them. Their "Summer Garden Series"  has over 50 gardening classes, composting workshops and interactive events going on over the summer and into the fall.) With events happening around the city, many are happening nearby at Raymond Rec Center.

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