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Real Estate in New York & Connecticut – Won't you be my neighbor?

Outdoor Living Quiz

Garden Pond - with stars - Susie                                                                    *Susie* – Flickr.com

From TLC Home – take the Outdoor Living Quiz ~ CLICK ~

Summer Cottage - with stars Susie                                                                    *Susie* – Flickr.com

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July 24, 2009 Posted by | Fun Post, Gardening, Summer, TLC | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Outdoor Living Design

Relax - santafeegret                                                                 santafeegretFlickr.com

From TLC HomeOutdoor Living Design Center has some great tips ~ Click below ~

Since I’ve never had – nor never will I have a “green thumb” – I love any and all tips I can get.

Pink Flowers - faeryboots                                                                      fearyboots – Flickr.com

July 18, 2009 Posted by | Gardening, Summer, TLC, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Help Planting in the Garden with Home Depot

If anyone is like me, then we could all use some help planting in the garden.

 Garden                                                            Hortulus – Flickr.com

The Home Depot has some helpful – and easy – ideas.  Here are just a few:

Garden Hose - Beth-Harper                                                   Beth Harper – Flickr.com

Thanks Home Depot!

June 22, 2009 Posted by | Gardening, Home Depot, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Fall and Landscaping

 

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It’s Fall and there’s still lot’s of gardening to be done besides raking leaves!  LOWE’S has helpful ideas for “Digging In” during Autumn’s cool days. What a great time to garden – no bugs, no heat and no sweat!

DIY Network explains why leaves change color in the Fall – making a ride to Upstate New York a wonderful place for foliage observers.

                                                             

If selling your home during the Fall season, it’s important to keep the yard neat and inviting by raking and decorating the yard with mums and pumpkins – and don’t forget to bring some of these fall items inside the home too! 

                                           

Thanks to GOOGLE IMAGERY and ClipArt.com

October 3, 2008 Posted by | Autumn, Fall, NY, Sellers, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gardening with HGTV

It’s time to start gardening and my mother has reminded me MANY times.  I just called home and she said she took a lot of my plants that were out-growing their pots and gave them new larger homes.  Oh My!  I’m sitting here wondering what pots and from where?

I could have avoided this – except I’m Plant and Flower challenged!  At home I can cook, bake, clean up a storm, tend to my 5 kids, talk on the phone with clients and e-mail listings – all at the same time!  But planting… I’m so bad – and I’m sure I’m not alone!  But Thank Goodness for so many sites on line to help.

A great one is HGTV’s Gardening.  Under THIS WEEK – there is an “Advice for the All-Thumbs Gardener” site.  Check it out – especially if you have or are going to have your home on the market.  Remember “FIRST IMPRESSIONS”  are important.

Please contact me if you need any assistance in Real Estate – and if you have any luck with gardening, I’ll be asking you for help!

WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?

Thanks to GOOGLE IMAGERY

May 6, 2008 Posted by | Spring, Uncategorized | , , , , , | 1 Comment

IT’S SPRING – LET’S GO GARDENING!

  Spring is in full bloom all around here in Connecticut and New York.  Everyday it’s getting “greener” and more colorful – Yeah!  The only sad part for me during Spring time is, once again, being reminded that I do not have a “green thumb“.  My brother inherited the gardening skills in our family. 

green-grass-leonid-mamchenkov                                                                     Leonid Mamchenkov – Flickr.com

But OH! – how wonderful the internet is. 

  • HOME DEPOT has a Garden Club, Tips on Landscaping, Watering Wisdom and Container Gardening.
  • LOWE’S has Creative Ideas for Outdoor Living, Plant and Wildlife, Growing Zones and Eco-Friendly Living.
  • HGTV has information on Butterfly Gardening, Rain Barrels: Save on Your Water Bill! and for ME – Advice for ALL – THUMBS Gardeners!

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 So to all my fellow “All – Thumbs Gardeners” – Don’t fret, check out these great sites with loads of information.  And let me know which site you found most helpful.

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Thanks to GOOGLE IMAGERY

April 22, 2008 Posted by | Gardening, Spring | , , , , , , | Leave a comment