July 18, 2018

Don’t Miss Alexandria’s House and Garden Tour April 23!

Get an up-close look at the beauty and elegance of the region at the annual Historic Alexandria House and Garden Tour April 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The five-home tour includes residences that date back as far as 1770 and feature their unique architecture along with beautiful gardens and greenery. The five homes are located at 320 S. Fairfax, 226 S. Fairfax, 217 S. Fairfax, 207 S. Fairfax, and 116 Prince. Also included in admission are a variety of other historic spots to explore in and … [Read more...]

Plants for the Home Wildlife Garden

Lots of people complain and worry about mankind’s impact on wildlife, and some people want more government protect it. But if you own property, you can do far more good by making a private wildlife haven.  That’s what I have done with my yard. When I first moved in, the grass grew up to the house, and I barely saw a bird or butterfly. With lots of digging and effort, my yard is now a destination for myriad butterflies, bumblebees, and bugs I can’t even name. It's also a favorite destination for … [Read more...]

Don’t Miss the Del Ray House & Garden Tour Saturday, May 10

The Del Ray Citizens Association will hold the biennial Del Ray House & Garden Tour on May 10, featuring homes built as early as the 1940s, as well as more modern representations from the area. The tour is self-guided and runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine. Tickets are $25, and may be purchased online, at  Del Ray Variety, located at 203 E Custis Ave. in Alexandria, or at the Del Ray Farmers Market at 2311 Mt. Vernon Avenue on Saturday. Don't miss the opportunity to see a … [Read more...]

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