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Petworth Median Planting Looks Great

July 11, 2010

Rain was unable to dampen the spirits of those who volunteered to plant the New Hampshire median between Randolph and Shepherd.

Among the new plants adding beauty to the neighborhood are yucca, Russian sage, creeping juniper, coreopsis, and sedum. These plants were chosen in part because they are  drought tolerant.

I’m sure there are still opportunities for volunteers to get involved. Anyone wanting to know more about the medians can send an email to


Median Beautification Coming to Petworth’s New Hampshire Avenue

July 2, 2010

Median on the 3900 block of New Hampshire, NW

Petworth residents who walk along New Hampshire Avenue will have noticed that the medians on the blocks closet to the Metro station have recently been mulched. However, according to area resident Jeff Green, there are much more exciting plans in the works.

The medians on the 3900 block of New Hampshire Avenue (between Randolph and Shepherd) have finally gotten approval to move forward with plantings between the trees and work is scheduled to commence on July 10 from 8 – 12. The project was made possible due to a grant from the ANC 4C for the plant material. Tom Cater from Terra, Inc. (which is based in Petworth / will be donating the mulch.

Profile of planned plantings between median trees

Buckets and funnels are also available to anyone who is willing to adopt 2-3 trees and water them on New Hampshire Ave. during the summer months.

Depending upon future funding and community support, the long-term plan is to increase median beautification by about one to two blocks per spring/summer.

Volunteers for either can get involved by sending an email to

Plan view of plantings between trees, indicating yucca, Russian sage, creeping juniper, coreopsis, and sedum


New Trees on New Hampshire

February 4, 2010

Looking south from the intersection of Princeton Place/Spring Road

The new medians along New Hampshire Avenue between Princeton Place/Spring Road on the north and Park Road on the south recently got a little greener … or will when spring arrives.

As you can see from the photos, the medians recently received new trees along this stretch. This has great potential in beautifying the neighborhood … but it will require work from residents to keep them well watered during their first two years.

Looking north along New Hampshire from Park Road


Median Work on New Hampshire Completed

October 14, 2009

New Median on New Hampshire Ave.The medians on New Hampshire between Sherman and Georgia Aves. appear to be complete, including new sod.

Which leads me to this question … if anything were possible with the median, what would you choose? Plant trees in the median? Plant bushes in the median? Or, leave it alone and let it be sod? Remember, if trees were planted there the neighborhood would have to take some responsibility to keep them watered during the first two years.

Tree Watering Planned for Saturday

August 5, 2009

New Hampshire treesPitching in to help care for the new trees on New Hampshire Ave near the intersection of Georgia Ave. has been tough.

The trees southwest of Georgia Avenue have been in particular need.

To that end, there has been a call for All Hands on Deck this Saturday at 7:00 am to water this section. If you have the time and ability, gather at the sculpture at the Metro station. The more the better.

The watering will be done with buckets — the water being supplied by Donatelli from the new construction across the street.

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