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“Children develop a greater sense of belonging to their community and its physical environment when the have a chance to learn and play outdoors. By belonging, they develop social responsibility, empathy, and compassion for one another and the natural world.”
- Cheryl Corson, Grounds for Learning

Design Tips

Caring For Your Trees Without Cutting Them Down
Cheryl Corson
Hill Rag
September 2012

Trees are our humble servants, despite extreme challenging weather that threatens them, and our property. Some good reasons to care for them, and tips on how.
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One Zone Does Not Fit All
Cheryl Corson
Hill Rag
May 2012

Cheryl weighs in on the new USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map, and shares some ways in which Capitol Hill gardeners can take advantage of Global Climate Change (or is is just warmer weather?).


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Just Say 'No' to Grass!
Cheryl Corson
Hill Rag
May 2011

After a short history of the American Lawn, Cheryl explains how to achieve some of the same aesthetic benefits of grass without the environmental harm, by using groundcover plants that function in much the same way. Entertaining and informative!
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Let's Dance (in your garden)!
Cheryl Corson
Capital Community News: Hill Rag
September 2010

How does a designer creatively approach an empty rectangular space? How have noted landscape architects tackled similar problems in the past? How is landscape design like choreographing a dance? Read this piece and find out.
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Choosing Art for the Garden
Cheryl Corson
Capital Community News: Hill Rag
March 2009

Cheryl draws on her public art background when placing art in her gardens. Learn what to consider, and where to find art locally.
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How Your Garden Can Heal the Environment
Cheryl Corson
Capital Community News: Hill Rag
March 2008

Cheryl tells how gardens can look good and be environmentally friendly. She shows how even a single backyard can benefit the larger eco-system.
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Beautiful Gardens All Year Long
Cheryl Corson
Capital Community News: Hill Rag
September 2007

Cheryl's helpful suggestions for planting for all seasons, designing for smaller spaces, some good books, and more.
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Landscape Planner
Jill Gleason
Metro Washington Home Improvement
October 2006

How to prep your garden for winter - pruning, planting, mulching, dividing, etc., with some helpful hints from Cheryl Corson.
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Embellish Your Best: Using Hardscapes to Enhance your Garden Getaway
Jill Gleason
Metro Washington Home Improvement
September 2006

Paths, walkways, driveways - materials, width, design. Cheryl weighs in.
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Seven Tips for Planting Your Capitol Hill Garden
Cheryl Corson
Capital Community News: Hill Rag
March 2005

Cheryl presents photos and descriptions of how to create garden sanctuaries in this congenial neighborhood of historic row houses and courtyard gardens.
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From Inside Out: Homes with Appeal
Pamela N. Valenzuala
Real Estate Executive
March 2004

Cheryl comments on what to look for in a landscape when purchasing a home.
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Planning the Planting
Cheryl Corson
Voice of the Hill
May 2003

Cheryl provides a concise summary of the many resources available to Washington, DC area gardeners, and links to useful web pages with advice on historic preservation, permitting, and more.
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