Landscape Literacy

Day Trip Series: Hillwood House

With the warm weather starting to roll in, now is a great time to start planning spring road trips! Plenty of flowers will be blooming shortly, and there are few better ways to enjoy the sunshine than visiting local gardens. The Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens was bought in 1955 by Marjorie Merriweather Post and…

Plant of the Week: Poinsettia

It's the perfect time of year to recognize one of our favorite indoor plants - the Poinsettia! Euphorbia pulcherrima is a tropical plant native to Mexico. A widely popular indoor plant used for holiday displays, the Poinsettia comes in a variety of colors, including shades of red, white, and pink. Available in a wide range…

Happy Holly-Days

One of our favorite parts of the holiday season is decorating! We love seeing the houses that are lit up with colorful lights, stairways draped in evergreen garland, mistletoe hung in the doorway, and a beautiful Christmas tree at the center of it all! When it comes to decorating, you can buy most anything at…

Day Trip Series – U.S. Botanic Garden

One of our favorite annual events is the U.S. Botanic Garden holiday display. Season's Greetings is a must plan,  free trip for garden lovers, holiday enthusiasts, or family fun.  The Garden Railway model train exhibit is not to be missed, especially if you're bringing the kids along. Train sets wind their way through a variety of…

Which Type of Christmas Tree Should You Buy?

Pine trees are immediately what come to mind when most people think of Christmas trees. But a visit to a local tree farm will prove there are several varieties that grow in our area, and each one has its own unique features. Not sure which one to buy? We've put together some information on the…