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The U.S. Capitol Gatehouses and Gateposts

In addition to the U.S. Capitol Building itself, there are a number of other buildings, memorials and other attractions on the building’s grounds.  But during this lunchtime bike ride I went to see some that are no longer there.  403 more words


A Forest of 1000 Mushrooms

Pre-School’s Community Classrooms have been exploring many of the forests within the National Arboretum throughout 2015. Through their visits they have encountered a plethora of mushrooms and a collection of nests made by magpies using man-made and natural materials. 157 more words

Blue Gum Community School

Walking to the National Arboretum

So my main advice about walking to the arboretum is simple: don’t do it. Unless you’re really fit, get a zip car or an Uber – it’s worth it. 506 more words

Life In America

Five Things You Didn't Know About.....Kirsten Conrad

Our occasional series on “five things you don’t know about…” covers all things gardening and DC area. This month, we highlight Virginia Cooperative Extension Agent, Kirsten Conrad. 579 more words

MG In The Garden

Where Capitol Columns are Laid to Rest

The District of Columbia is, probably needless to say, notorious for columns. But they aren’t as stagnant or permanent as you may think. And when change is afoot, sometimes pieces get tossed. 944 more words

Canberra: Top Frugal Family Travel Tips

Canberra. “A nice place to bring up kids,” people from other State and Territories often say, with a slightly sarcastic tone, as if you wouldn’t want to go there otherwise.   1,090 more words


In training since 1625: How a 390-year-old bonsai tree survived the atomic bombing of Hiroshima

Moses Weisberg was walking his bicycle through the National Arboretum in Northeast Washington when he stopped at a mushroom-shaped tree. The first thing he noticed was the thickness of the trunk, estimated at almost a foot and a half in diameter. 761 more words