Miss Floribunda: Thrilled by Amaryllis

December 21, 2017

Dear Miss Floribunda, When I was in Arizona last spring to visit a friend who retired there, I was simply blown away by a dazzling display of amaryllis blooming in her garden. She told me she gets gifts of them every Christmas, and then, when they finish blooming indoors, she plants them outside. [read more]

Nature Nearby: Nature’s winter forecaster?

November 15, 2017

BY FRED SEITZ — Walking down the street on a mild October afternoon, my wife and I encountered one of winter’s most famous and visible harbingers, a banded woolly bear caterpillar (aka woolly worm or fuzzy worm). Pyrrharctia isabella is the caterpillar, or larval form, of the Isabella tiger [read more]

Miss Floribunda: The kid who likes bees

August 14, 2017

Dear Miss Floribunda, I am seven years old. My daddy is helping me with this because I can’t spell many words and he says I ask too many questions he can’t answer. I like bees. I like to watch them and they don’t sting me but my friend got stung. Why would they be nice to me and [read more]

Miss Floribunda: Cold snap recovery

April 25, 2017

Dear Miss Floribunda,   The cold snap in March that followed the unusually warm February totally messed up my garden. The huge pink flowers on my tulip magnolia now look like exploded brown footballs. My crocuses croaked. My willow tree snapped off six feet from the base. The forsythia looks [read more]

PHOTOS: Winter’s last hurrah

March 14, 2017

BY KRISSI HUMBARD — Hyattsville was blanketed by a few inches of snow on March 13-14, thanks to a powerful Nor’easter named Stella. The storm caused minimal damage in the city. Public schools were closed. Department of Public Works (DPW) crews worked all night and day to clear the streets. [read more]

Hyattsville’s Grassroots Expo will help residents prevent runoff

October 11, 2016

BY KIT SLACK — If this summer you have wished for less water in your basement, or for a clean local river where you could swim, the City of Hyattsville may have a solution for you.   That’s right, one solution, if only a partial one. And no, the solution does not require you to convert your [read more]

Major storm blows through city

August 15, 2016

BY KRISSI HUMBARD — A major thunderstorm hit Hyattsville on Monday evening. According to The Washington Post’s Capital Weather Gang, a severe thunderstorm warning expired at 7:45 p.m. for parts of Prince George’s County. Additional storms to the south and southwest need to be [read more]

Resident credits tree for saving house from falling limb

May 6, 2016

BY REBECCA BENNETT — When Nancy Meyer looks out her Kennedy Street window and wonders where her massive, double trunk oak tree has gone, she will remember that it saved her neighbor’s house from a falling branch. Though it wasn’t directly knocked down because of the May 2 hail storm, it was [read more]

PHOTOS: Luck is sometimes the way the tree falls

May 4, 2016

BY REBECCA BENNETT — The May 2 severe thunderstorm brought buckets of rain and hail to an unsuspecting City of Hyattsville.  That storm took down tree after tree in the city, destroyed houses and knocked down power lines into streets, sidewalks, and yards.  Various streets also experienced [read more]

PHOTO: High winds knock down trees in the neighborhood

April 4, 2016

BY REBECCA BENNETT — This weekend’s high winds, which were reported in the 50 to 60 mile per hour range, didn’t leave Hyattsville unscathed.  Hyattsville Life & Times Editor Mark Goodson was this tree down at 41st Avenue and Kennedy Street on Sunday morning.  There was also a [read more]
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