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From an email:

“At the new Logan Hardware location [1734 14th Street, NW], we have a very cool pop-up garden center.

Annuals including marigolds, vinca, ageratum, petunias, coleus, heliotrope, snapdragons, sweet potato vine and zinnias

Perennials including phlox, gaillardia, sedum, salvia, peony, verbena, boxwoods, liriope and lilac

Transplants including basil, tomatoes, peppers, rosemary, sage, cilantro, thyme and lavender.”

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“Franciscan Monastery Plant & Herb Sale

Hosted by the Franciscan Monastery Garden Guild, the sale will feature plants from the Holy Land and Monastery-grown products, including fresh honey, herbs, vegetables, flowers, roses, annuals, perennials, shrubs, fruit trees, azaleas and more! Vendors and food will also be on site.”

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“Dear PoPville,

Has anyone been able to successfully grow a tree on a roof deck in DC? That is, without a complicated irrigation system? It’s very sunny, windy, and dry there in the summer. It has to be a small tree because my planter is only 3′ x 3′ x 3′. (And yes, my deck is reinforced, the area where the planter is now was designed to carry the load of a hot tub, which has been removed.)

I was thinking of planting a small Japanese maple but they’re pretty expensive and I hear they need afternoon shade, and of course, the deck gets sun all day.

And yes – I thought of planting a cactus – but I think my animals would kick my ass.”

Ed. Note: I’ll tweet this to Casey Trees who may have some ideas too!

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Critterproof Compost Bin via DPR

From DPR:

“DC Parks and Recreation (DPR) is currently recruiting community members who wish to start composting their food waste at DPR gardens to join the new DPR Community Compost Cooperative Network. This will be a network of trained compost cooperatives at each DPR garden that will work towards creating high quality compost from garden and food waste. (more…)

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It has come to my attention that folks no longer know what these are – they’re tires cut and turned inside out to make planters. If you look inside some you can still see the tire treads. When I first moved to Petworth these were ubiquitous. We debated their ascetics once back in the day. As was the case then I still like ‘em. Obviously the ones with plants/flowers are nicer than the ones with weeds :)

Full admission: When I first saw these I had no idea what they were either.

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“From Mt Pleasant. This includes lots of varieties: 7 kinds of tomato, 5 types of cucumber, 3 different peppers, two types of kale, an assortment of beans, bouquet of basil and some bonus sunflowers.”

Ed. Note: This is the last week of garden haul so I won’t be able to accept any new photos for this year – but don’t worry we’ll be back to feature your awesome hauls again next summer!

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“a few pics of my grape harvest! I collected two bowls over the weekend – there is more and then made some grape and pear pies”

Awesome!

Ed. Note: This is the last week of garden haul so I won’t be able to accept any new photos for this year – but don’t worry we’ll be back to feature your awesome hauls next summer!

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