Photo from Mass. Ave by Nora
“On Monday, April 22, the Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE), Department of Public Works (DPW), and Mayor’s Office of the Clean City will be giving out pollinator seeds at 14 Metro stations across the District. 2019’s theme is “Bee the Change,” to represent the strength of our #DCValues to protect the future against the changing climate. Learn more about native pollinators and their importance to District Wildlife at doee.dc.gov/pollinators. Native flowers are not only beautiful, they provide critical habitat for DC’s diverse pollinator wildlife, and this year’s batch of seeds is meant to highlight the importance of pollinators like bees and other insects to the health of the District’s natural ecosystem.
WHEN: Monday, April 22 from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Can we talk about container gardens and rats? I love having a patio for the ability to small time garden in planters. I’m frustrated each spring with rats eating plants though. Has anyone found things they won’t destroy? So far here is my list of things they eat and don’t. (more…)
My husband and I recently moved to the Brightwood Park/Petworth area (Emerson St) and have noticed that many houses in the neighborhood have colorful tire planters out front, like the one attached, both in flipped and older homes. We’ve lived in a few other neighborhoods in DC and never seen them before. Do you know anything about their history? (more…)
Thanks to all who emailed and messaged the update. Rob writes:
“The astroturf on NJ Ave mystery seems to have resolved itself… Into a hydroponics store!”
The Garden’s twitter says:
“The Garden is a CBD shop providing an elite selection of CBD products while also educating customers on the health benefits and advantages of the hemp plant.” (more…)
From an email: “A group of us in Bloomingdale are attempting to raise funding to support construction of the Tricia McCauley Memorial Herb Garden in LeDroit Park, with construction scheduled to begin early in the New Year.”
For those not familiar with Tricia you can read about her tragic story here. She was a beloved member of Bloomingdale and so many other communities. RIP.
The fundraiser says:
“Friends and family of Tricia McCauley, in partnership with Common Good City Farm, are honoring her legacy through the creation of the Tricia McCauley Memorial Fund. The fund will preserve Tricia’s love of herbalism and teaching through supporting the ongoing cultivation of the medicinal herb garden, now The Tricia McCauley Memorial Herb Garden, as well as herbalism workshops at Common Good City Farm. (more…)
Thanks to Tina for sending from Park View.
Thanks to Ben for sending:
“Five years ago you posted my attempt to grow insanity peppers in Mt Pleasant for my fiancee. I had more luck this year (we are in NE now). The peppers in the picture are a mixture of Trinidad Scorpion “Butch T” and my new hotness, the merciless Reaper of Carolina. My spice loving (now) wife is pleased, these peppers were previously the hottest in the world. The rumored Pepper X is supposed to be hotter but remains allusive to acquire, I will keep you posted if I manage to grow some of those next year and not “brain my damage” between now and then.”
Thanks to Rob for sending:
“Just picked the last peppers of the summer. There’s still a couple eggplants left! Picked in Petworth”
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Thanks to Jacob for sending:
“Grown in the Wangari Gardens in Park View.”
Great Garden Haul was made possible by a generous grant from the Ben and Sylvia Gardner foundation.