Date archive for April, 2016
By David Gaines On Friday, April 29th, 2016
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Rhododendrons Survive Leaf-Clipping Job; Persian Lilac Not So Much; New Plants Added

Earlier this month I clipped a ton of damaged leaves from the smaller of the two Rhododendron bushes.  Later I did the same for the larger of bush.  I thought I went a bit overboard, literally clipping More...

Alani and Najwa at National Zoo
By David Gaines On Friday, April 22nd, 2016

School Trip to the National Zoo

When I was in school, I remember taking a field trip. Twice maybe. Throughout my entire schooling career. Perhaps there were more, but I vaguely remember any of my schools taking us on trips to anywhere. Najwa’s More...

By David Gaines On Monday, April 4th, 2016

Rhododendron Gets a Serious Clipping

To a certain degree, planting plants and caring for them isn’t that bad.  There’s something rewarding in it, when everything grows.  And then there’s also something frustrating in it, More...

Najwa at Renwick Gallery
By David Gaines On Sunday, April 3rd, 2016

Return to the Renwick Gallery

Out of nowhere, all of the sudden, Najwa was harping on going back to the Renwick Gallery. We visited the Renwick Gallery last month, as part of Museum Live Day!, and though it was a fascinating (albeit crowded) More...

Persian lilacs (Syringa x persica)
By David Gaines On Sunday, April 3rd, 2016

Persian Lilac Added to the Side of the House

One of the issues of planting on the north side of the house is the lack of sun.  And when I built this potter, in the middle of the wall, against the house, I pretty much guaranteed that whatever’s More...