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2011 Loudoun County Spring Farm Tour May 21 & 22 - Spend a Weekend in the Country!

2011 Loudoun County Spring Farm Tour May 21 & 22 - Spend a Weekend in the Country!

From Loudoun County -- Spring is a beautiful time of year in the Loudoun Valleys, with views of the Blue Ridge, Short Hill and Sugarloaf Mountains.  From 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22, enjoy this free self-guided driving tour down tree-lined country roads to working Loudoun County farms. Visit horses, chickens, sheep and alpacas in their natural environment. Take a hayride or have lunch by a scenic pond. Select your own strawberries and orchids. Enjoy the colors, people and products of the Loudoun Valleys!    

Interior Visions

Interior Visions

For over two decades, Mona Hajj has been designing interiors that combine global vision with an emphasis on elegance, comfort, and simplicity. Named one of Architectural Digest's top 100 designers and architects, Hajj's interiors are colorful, textural, and abundantly livable. Her distinctly original and internationally influenced aesthetic is evidenced by her use of culturally and historically diverse adornments such as Persian rugs, Flemish tapestries, Japanese screens, Italian chandeliers, and Chinese chargers. On this evening, Hajj discusses select projects showcased in her book, Interior Visions (Random House, 2011), including a beach house in Delaware, a New York City apartment, the Embassy of Luxembourg here in Washington, D.C., and even her own home in Baltimore. For more information and to register, please visit https://getinvolved.corcoran.org/interiorvisions

5 Tips for Greening the Closet

5 Tips for Greening the Closet

With Earth Day just around the corner, it is a good time to think about greening the home. One place that most people overlook when trying to make environmentally friendly choices is the closet. While it may be tucked way and largely out of site, the closet can play an important role in creating an environmentally friendly home. Greening the closet is not only important, but is actually quite easy!

“Our closets hold so much of who we are, from the clothes we wear on a daily basis to the special vintage items we want to preserve,” says Fred Silber of Creative Organization, a New Jersey-based company that has created a line of sustainable, eco-friendly closet organizing products. “Because they tend to hold so much, and such a variety of things, it is important to make sure that it is an area of the home that is not overlooked when trying to live in an environmentally friendly way.”

Here are five tips to keep in mind when greening the closet:

The Artful Garden

The Artful Garden

Tuesday, March 1 at 7 p.m.

The Capital Home and Garden Show Gears Up for a Big Weekend

The Capital Home and Garden Show Gears Up for a Big Weekend

Preparations are well underway at the Dulles Expo Center for this weekend's Capital Home & Garden Show. The show starts this Friday, February 25th and runs through Sunday, February 27th. This marks the 15th Capital Home and Garden Show and show manager, Alyson Caplan, is looking forward to hosting her first spring show after holding a successful fall show this past September. “This is the time of year people are planning spring projects,” said Caplan.

How Much Do D.C. Residents Actually Know About Bedbugs?

The D.C. Department of Health hosted their second "Bed Bug Summit" yesterday, January 20 in Downtown D.C..  The meeting was held in an attempt to help continue to educate locals about bed bug prevention and eradication.

"DC residents, property managers and health care workers want to know more about how to recognize infestations," Wrote our Amy Leone regarding the summit.  "It is more important now than ever since these insects are now proliferating in office buildings, retail stores and even libraries."

Read the entire article and see a video about the summit on WUSA9.com.

With so much attention being paid to the bugs, we hit the streets of Downtown D.C. to ask residents what they knew about bed bugs.  

Visit the Tudor Place Historic House and Garden For These Special Events

The Tudor Place Historic House and Garden, located at 1644 31st Street, NW at the top of Georgetown, is hosting two events: one on Saturday, September 11, as well as one on Sunday, September 12.

On Saturday, September 11, Tudor's staff will deliver a lecture about the conservation of "George Washington's chest-on-chest, a mid 18th c. piece that stood in his bedroom at Mt. Vernon" at 10:30 a.m.  There will also be a tour of the Washington Collection after the lecture.  This event is completely free for members and $10 for nonmembers.

On Sunday the 12th, from 1 p.m.-3 p.m., there will be a Grandparents Day Ice Cream Social.  People who attend the event will be able to create their own ice cream sundaes and tour the gardens.  Admission to this event is as follows:

Member Children $10
Nonmember Children: $12
Adults: $5