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BULLTONGUE ARROWHEAD (Sagittaria lancifolia)


this emergent plant is called Duck potato by some, but this species doesn’t have the beefy potatoe-y corms of some other Sagittaria spp. 72 more words

Florida Native Plant

Frozen Rain Garden

We got a little bit of snow on the weekend but it was the freezing rain that followed that made a mess of things. It did make for some lovely patterns in our rain garden though, the ice was starting to melt when I took this picture, I liked the way the ice had slightly pulled away from the rocks with a bright white line etched in its wake. 25 more words


The Wonders of Rain Gardens

A rain garden is a bowl-shaped depression designed as a garden to capture, hold, and absorb rainwater. Rain gardens slow the flow of rainwater from roofs, sidewalks, streets, parking lots, and other impervious surfaces, allowing the water to penetrate the soil. 131 more words

Runoff Pollution

Asclepias tuberosa

Botanical Name: Asclepias tuberosa

Phonetic: ass-KLE-pee-us too-ber-OH-suh

Common Name(s): Butterfly Weeds

Family: Apocynaceae, Asclepediaceae
Origin: Eastern and southern United States
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Persistence:  74 more words


The Trench

Our latest project has been a long one. The basement opens to the backyard in the back of our house, but is also a low spot where water collects, which destroys the siding and door frame (and eventually, the foundation) during freeze-thaw. 136 more words

Home Improvement

A Rain Garden That Takes It Up a Notch

Wide sidewalks are generally a good thing, but if they are too wide for the volume of pedestrians, they can seem desolate. That’s how I used to feel about the wide stretch of sidewalk along 19th Street NW as it nears L Street. 94 more words


Hamamelis virginiana

Botanical Name: Hamamelis virginiana

Phonetic: ham-MAY-lis ver-jin-ee-AY-nah

Common Name(s): Common Witch Hazel

Family: Hamamelidaceae
Origin: Eastern North America
Plant Type: Shrub
Persistence: Deciduous

Leaf Type:  116 more words