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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Petworth is blooming in the Fall

Petworth is blooming in the Fall

Fall is finally here, with shorter days and cooler nights. Most plants are busy ripening their fruit or starting to wind down, but there are still plenty of flowers to be found around the neighborhood.

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Wildflowers are blooming with the rain in Petworth

Wildflowers are blooming with the rain in Petworth

Summer is starting to wind down in Petworth, but the amount of rain sure hasn’t! And while the clouds have been hiding the sun for some time, the Sunflowers have been out in full force. These giants of the aster family are the quintessential summer flower and make some tasty seeds, too.

Here’s a look at some of the more wild flowers you’ll find around the neighborhood.

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Color is still blooming all around our neighborhood

Color is still blooming all around our neighborhood

With summer in full bloom in Petworth, so too are our flowers around the neighborhood. Here’s a look at some interesting one, from figs to trumpet creepers, marigolds and more…

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The colors are blooming in Petworth

The colors are blooming in Petworth

Summer has officially begun and Petworth’s gardens have been getting plenty of rain recently, meaning Black Eyed Susans and other colorful flowers are blooming.

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May showers bring roses blooming in Petworth

May showers bring roses blooming in Petworth

The end of May means that there are roses blooming everywhere! I’m not sure I’ve walked a single block without seeing at least one rose in the last week. The State flower of DC is a variety of rose so it seems the selection makes a lot of sense.  White, yellow and all shades of red are on display for the next few weeks.

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Petworth blooming: April showers bring May flowers...

Petworth blooming: April showers bring May flowers...

From phlox to redbuds, tulips and crabapple trees, Petworth is blooming. Here’s a look at some of the flowers you’ll see popping up around our neighborhood this month.

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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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