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Archives for January 18, 2018

News Briefs – Jan. 18 edition

Book Sale

The Friends of the Oakhurst Library will hold Collectible Book Sale 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Jan. 20. Adult hardcovers $2 and up; children’s hardcovers $1 and up; paperbacks 50 cents and up. Come shop for many one-of-a-kind books. All proceeds benefit the Oakhurst Library.

Details: (559) 683-7552.

Learn basic computer skills

Beginning Jan. 24, the Oakhurst Library will offer free basic computer skills classes 9 – 10 a.m., for six Wednesdays through Feb. 28. Classes, sponsored by the Friends of the Oakhurst Branch Library, will be taught by Jill Flanagan, who has worked for 40 years in professional office environments. The basics include how to set up an email account, create a password and user name, and search the internet. Space is limited to six, so sign up at the library to guarantee a seat before classes begin.

Details: (559) 683-4838.

Review of candidates Feb.

Oakhurst Democratic Club will hold its regular monthly meeting on Saturday, Feb. 3, at the Yosemite Gateway Restaurant, 40530 Highway 41. An 8:30 a.m. buffet breakfast is available for $8. The program begins at 9:15.

This month’s program will include a review of the candidates for US Congress, California Senate, and California Assembly. The public is invited.

Health workshop

Manifestation of Health Workshop will be held 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Jan. 27 at the Oakhurst Branch Library. Dr. Art Capperauld, DC, CCWFN will focus on: 1) why diet and lifestyle are so important for optimum health; 2) the major body systems including digestion, blood sugar, cardiovascular and bone/joint; and 3) the truth and misconceptions regarding different aspects of health and health care.

Register at www.onetribeglobal.org. Pay online, by check, or at the door.

Elevating consciousness

The second of three workshops under the overall title of Elevating Consciousness Through Health and Nature, Seeds of Health – Connection to Nature, will take place 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Feb. 17, at the Oakhurst Branch Library. Marianna (Cookie) Burrett shares her education and passion as she teaches the first of a 2-part duo of workshops focusing on our connection to Nature and planting the Seeds of Health.

The third workshop, Seeds of Health – From Concept to Action, will be held 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., March 24 at the Oakhurst Library. Led by Marianna (Cookie) Burrett, you will create your own eco-garden design.

Cost is $45 for each workshop, register at www.onetribeglobal.org. Pay online, by check or at the door.

Visitor Guides

Our 2018 Visit Yosemite Madera County Visitor Guides are now available for pickup at the Visitor Center in Oakhurst. Stop by to pick up as many as you can store. This is the single-most useful publication you can give visitors to our area.The office is 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

Lincoln/Reagan dinner

The Mountain Area Conservative Forum will hold the annual Lincoln/Reagan dinner and silent auction Feb. 2 at Madera Municipal Golf Course (23200 Avenue 17). Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m., dinner 6:30, $60 per person. The featured speaker is Ruben Barrales, president/CEO of Grow Elect.

Details or reservations: maderarepublicans.org, or bthomasson011@comcast.net, (559) 232-0566.

Article source: http://www.sierrastar.com/news/local/article195225159.html

Great Big Home + Garden Show offering inspiration

1/18/2018 – West Side Leader
     

By Staff Writer

This year’s Garden Showcase will feature song-themed displays. A topiary garden from a previous event is shown above.

Besides viewing exhibits, visitors also can bid on upcycled nightstands, one of which is pictured above, with proceeds to benefit Habitat for Humanity.

CLEVELAND — The 2018 Great Big Home + Garden Show, taking place Feb. 2-11 at the Cleveland I-X Center, will feature more than 600 exhibits to help visitors renew, refresh and restore their homes using innovative products, practical advice and great deals.

“The Great Big Home + Garden Show is back, bigger and better than ever for its ninth year,” said Show Manager Rosanna Hrabnicky. “This year’s show has exciting new features, a great lineup of home and garden celebrity appearances and continues to be the premier source for Northeast Ohio homeowners to find innovative products and get advice from industry experts.”

The show, produced by Solon-based Marketplace Events, will include a Song!-themed Garden Showcase, an off-the-grid cabin, tiny homes and an elevated outdoor living space. In addition, visitors will have the opportunity to bid on mailboxes and nightstands designed by local celebrities and designers to benefit charity.

Features and attractions of the show will include:

• Weaver Cabins will feature a 2,100-square-foot, three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath rustic cabin and an approximately 600-square-foot off-the-grid cabin that offers a unique concept in utilizing solar power in the home. This exhibit is sponsored by Sherwin-Williams, Cleveland Magazine and Ohio Magazine.

• A 1,500-square-foot Xtend Technologies’ High-Tech Luxury Lower Level built by Pepperwood Homes will offer ideas for indoor/outdoor entertainment and recreation areas and feature the latest in home automation, including live demonstrations in the home theater. This exhibit is sponsored by Sherwin-Williams, Cleveland Magazine and Ohio Magazine.

•  An Elevated Outdoor Elegance feature built by Dan Guardo Contracting will feature new technology that will inspire visitors to consider new patio design options suitable for any elevation.

• Tiny Homes by Small Spaces CLE will show why a luxury home doesn’t always mean thousands of square feet. This exhibit is sponsored by Universal Windows Direct.

• Glamping, one of the biggest trends in camping, will be showcased with designs by Cabela’s and The Great Escape that show campers do not have to rough it and leave the luxuries of home behind.

• The Weavers Fine Furniture and Carter Lumber Design Center will include the latest in designs to transform living rooms, kitchens or bedrooms. This exhibit is sponsored by WOIO-TV.

• The DIY Inspiration: One Nightstand Challenge, where six of Cleveland’s most stylish designers were challenged to take a basic nightstand from bland to bold using only $50, will allow attendees to place a bid on their favorite, with auction proceeds benefitting a local chapter of Habitat for Humanity.

• With the “U Got Mail” feature, visitors can vote for their favorite local celebrity-designed mailbox and bid on a chance to take one home, with proceeds benefiting Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland.

The Great Big Home + Garden Show will include displays and a variety of presentations. A past event is shown above.
Photos courtesy of Great Big Home + Garden Show

In addition, the Home Builders Association Housing Resource Center will offer expert advice to visitors who bring home photos, plans or ideas.

Home improvement celebrities also will make appearances throughout the show. These include:

√ Clint Harp, sponsored by Absolute Roofing and Construction Inc., Feb. 10-11. Harp is a regular on HGTV’s “Fixer Upper” as the dumpster diving, reclaimed wood-loving carpenter. Harp quit his sales job in 2011 to build furniture and his own company, Harp Design Co, with his wife, Kelly. On the show, Harp helps Chip and Joanna Gaines as they remodel in Waco, Texas. The show attracted more than 19 million viewers its first season and is currently airing season five. The Harp Design Co. team takes recycled and reclaimed wood, usually found pieces, and creates beautiful, one-of-a-kind pieces meant to bring families together, which the Gaines incorporate into their final remodel and home designs, according to show organizers. Up next, Clint will star on the DIY Network series “Wood Work.” Learn more at harpdesignco.com.

√ Kathy Ireland, sponsored by American Family Insurance, Feb. 3. Ireland’s brand is listed as one of the most powerful in the world by License Global Magazine. According to Fairchild Publications, Ireland is one of the 50 most influential people in fashion. She has been on the cover of Forbes Magazine twice (2012, 2016) and the business has billions of dollars in retail sales, according to show organizers. Ireland also was named an ambassador for the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation. Learn more at kathyireland.com.

√ Matt Fox, sponsored by ProVia, returns as this year’s Main Stage emcee with his quick wit, home improvement knowledge and special educational presentations, said event organizers. Fox is best known for creating and co-hosting the first and longest-running show to air on HGTV, “Room by Room,” as well as hosting and producing the public television series “Around the House with Matt and Shari.” Learn more at mattandshari.com.

Returning favorites will include:

• The Garden Showcase, sponsored by WKYC-TV, WDOK-FM and WQAL-FM, will feature song-themed gardens created by some of Northeast Ohio’s top landscapers.

• The Loretta Paganini Cooking Stage offers attendees an opportunity to taste and enjoy culinary delights. This includes a state-of-the-art kitchen stage and vignette designed and built by the Home Builders Association for consumers to tour between stage presentations. The Main Stage is sponsored by 84 Lumber, WKYC-TV and the Home Builders Association.

• The Garden Showcase in the I-X Bistro, a full-service, white tablecloth restaurant.

• The Club Cambria space will feature OBERFIELDS products and offer a place to enjoy wine or light snacks.

• The Petitti Gardening Stage will offer gardening seminars on landscape design, flora and furnishing outdoor rooms and feature numerous outdoor furniture sets and plants for purchase.

• The Playground World’s KidZone features a variety of safe, high-quality playground equipment for children and exciting giveaways for parents.

• Children can learn how to use a hammer to construct a small project and receive an orange workshop apron during the Home Depot Kids’ Workshops.

Show hours are Feb. 2 and Feb. 5-9 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Feb. 3 and 10 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Feb. 4 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Feb. 11 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Tickets are $15 at the box office or $12 online or at any Discount Drug Mart location; $11 for seniors age 65 and older with identification, on Monday to Thursday only, with tickets available at the box office; $10 each for groups of 20 or more; and $5 for children ages 6-12.

The following discounts are available:

√ Sherwin-Williams Day, sponsored by WDOK-FM, Feb. 2. Visit any Sherwin-Williams store for a free general admission ticket to the show for that day.

√ On Heroes Days, Feb. 4 and 11, active and retired members of the military and first responders will receive free admission to the show with valid identification.

√ On Red Hat Society Days, Feb. 2 and 9, those who wear red hat society attire can purchase discounted tickets for $10, with a four-ticket maximum per red hat purchase.

√ On Ohio Lottery Day, sponsored by WQAL-FM, Feb. 8. Visitors bringing in a losing Ohio lottery ticket will receive $5 off admission at the box office.

The Cleveland I-X Center is located at One I-X Center Drive. For the latest show information, visit www.greatbighomeandgarden.com or the event on Facebook.

     

Article source: http://www.akron.com/akron-ohio-real-estate.asp?aID=36675

Connecticut Garden Journal: English Cottage Gardens

With an already long feeling winter — and it’s still January — it’s a good time to plan your flower gardens. One design that everyone loves is the English cottage garden.

English cottage gardens are known for their informal style and overflowing with colorful abundance. Although they look chaotic, there’s organization in that chaos. Here are some elements to designing your cottage garden.

Traditional cottage gardens are located close to the house, wall, or building and have fences, hedges, and gates. Originally these were to keep animals out of the garden, but now they can be used to create rooms with different themes and plantings.

While cottage gardens are a mix of perennials, annuals, bulbs, vegetables, fruits, shrubs, and trees, don’t forget structures. Vertical structures such as pergolas, trellises, arbors, and teepees let plants climb, provide interesting visuals and to bring height to the garden.

Pathways are important too. Cottage garden paths wind and are irregular making the garden feel larger than it is and less linear. Use grass, bark mulch, or stone for pathways. Help guide visitors along the pathways with focal points. These can be plants, containers, sculptures, fountains, benches, or other objects that draw the eye down the path.

Finally, traditional English cottage garden plants include hollyhocks, peonies, Sweet William, roses, phlox, foxgloves, and wall flowers. Mix and match perennials, biennials, and annuals to have the garden in constant color all summer.

Give plants room to grow, but allow them to run into each other to create a sea of color and texture. Luckily, our Connecticut climate is similar enough to England where cottage gardens can thrive here.

Next week on the Connecticut Garden Journal, I’ll be talking about shade gardens. Until then, I’ll be seeing you in the garden.

Article source: http://wnpr.org/post/connecticut-garden-journal-english-cottage-gardens

Growing Up in Bandera

Posted: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 6:00 am

Growing Up in Bandera

By Glenn Clark
Special to the Bulletin

The Bandera Bulletin

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I’m not sure everyone understands what it means to me when I am posed the question, “Are you from here?”

A simple “yes” would indicate that I grew up here, but to me it means so much more. 

Being a descendant of the early families on both my mom and dad sides says I am part of the history and all the things that go with it. 

What some see as a broken-down, old house or building might hold special memories associated with it in my mind. You decide it is an eyesore and needs to be removed. 

While you may be correct in your assessment, I can’t go along with your solution.  We have already lost too many things which were a part of our town because people decided we needed to modernize.   

The old rock wall in front of the library which was removed for renovation is a prime example. Another, in my opinion, is the addition to our old, beautiful courthouse.

Looking back, I would think another, separate building would have been a better option. 

Those are now history, but I hope they serve as a reminder that we need to preserve some things.   

Moving north along Main Street past Pecan, there is nothing left which I would call historic.  Although The Cabaret holds many memories for lots of folks, the sad fact is there just wasn’t enough left of the original structure to make it salvageable – The Cabaret historic sign being the lone exception.

Same was true for the Lovelace Lumber Co. across the street.

It would have been nice if the old artesian well tank located where Wells Fargo now sits could have been saved and used as part of some landscaping, but property-owner rights are a fact of life.

Look around at the hilltops surrounding Bandera.  The pristine hills are disappearing rapidly as people buy land and build as high as possible for a great view.

The downside is there will soon be nothing but other houses high on the hills to see.

Around Helotes you will see the end result of what I am forecasting.

There are many problems associated with the growing pains in our area which need to be addressed. I know I’m not alone when I wish we could remain the small, quaint little town we were back in the 50s and 60s, but that just can’t be.

“Growing Up in Bandera” times are changing and will continue, because the people are still coming, and they bring their new ideas with them.  

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Article source: http://www.banderabulletin.com/columnists/article_539a5da6-faf2-11e7-b7d1-07f9da52216e.html

Home and Builders Show set to return Jan. 26-28

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Rainima wows YES panel with new setup

Atunaisa Rainima’s dream and passion to pursue en­trepreneurship and provide job opportunities to youths in the greater Tailevu area is set to be­come a reality thanks to the Fijian Government.

An AutoCAD student at the Fiji National University (FNU) Na­tional Training and Productivity Centre (NTPC) was among the five entrepreneurs who had their appli­cations pre-approved for the Young Entrepreneurship Scheme (YES) launched by the Prime Minister, Mr Voreqe Bainimarama at the Grand Pacific Hotel, Suva last Thursday.

Rainima plans to start a lawn and landscaping business that will also convert garden refuse into cooking gas.

The 23-year-old, who is inspired by his maternal and paternal grandfa­thers, submitted a very convincing plan highlighting environmental friendly business setup.

“I came up with this idea from the processes used by my grandfathers. Both of them used to cut grass. They collected grass and produced biogas through a series of process­es, whenever there was a shortage of gas,” said Rainima.

“Cutting grass for people is the only source of income for my grandfathers and it is really excit­ing for me to witness how the elders make use of the available resources to go by their everyday lives. Now, it is upon us youths to make big from these small ideas.”

“Through this business, I hope to provide employment opportunities to the youths of my village. I be­lieve through this scheme, I will be able to improve the lives of the peo­ple back in my village,” Rainima added.

His project is divided in three stag­es. The first step is to cut the grass, followed by collection of grass and the final step is to produce biogas.

Rainima hopes to finish tertiary education and commence his busi­ness this year.

Mr Bainimarama said after the mentorship programme, the re­cipients will be eligible to receive a grant of up to $20,000 to pursue their business ideas.

“These young people have been selected by the YES judging panel after demonstrating that they not only have great business ideas, but that they have a game plan to turn those ideas into profitable business­es,” said the Prime Minister.

“We want our young people to do more than sit at the same desks in the same offices that we use today. Our youth should not only be job seekers, but they also need to be job creators that provide their fellow Fijians with new and exciting op­portunities.

“We want our young people to think outside the box, and make Fiji a hub of innovation for the Pa­cific, and the world. We want them to be leaders in business, civil soci­ety and government, putting their ideas at the forefront of Fiji’s devel­opment, with their entrepreneurial spirit carrying our nation into the future. That is what the YES initia­tive is all about. At the heart of this programme is a profound belief in the unique perspective brought by young Fijians and in their under­standing of what our marketplace needs, both now and in the years ahead. It is about giving life to the ideas of smart and ambitious young people and to shake up Fi­jian society with their dreams for what is possible,” Mr Bainimarama said.

Source: Fiji National University

Feedback: jyotip@fijisun.com.fj

Article source: https://fijisun.com.fj/2018/01/18/rainima-wows-yes-panel-with-new-setup/

Master Gardeners award $17000+ in community grants

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Take a moment to look inside the Norton garden,
(Henrietta Wildsmith/The Times)

The Northwest Louisiana Master Gardeners announced this year’s recipients of their community grants, totaling more than $17,260, on Wednesday.

Eleven local organizations received grants, ranging from $500 to $3,000, to help with their efforts to encourage a love of gardening and horticultural education as well as beautify the community.

The NWLA Master Gardeners awarded a total of $17,260.

“The mission of the Master Gardeners is to educate the public about gardening and engage our community in horticultural pursuits,” said Michele Wiener, a Master Gardeners official.  “Giving these grants allows them to multiply their efforts by aiding and funding projects envisioned, implemented and maintained by other groups.”

More: Get an exclusive look at private garden of former Times columnist at this event

Grants sponsored several school projects, including the Logansport High School Kenneth Harvey Monument Landscape Project, the Mansfield Elementary School ‘Developing and Inspiring Gardeners’ Program, and Woodlawn Leadership Academy’s community garden.  

Grants also support the establishment of a 3,500 square foot pollinator garden at the Greenwood Cemetery through the Shreveport Garden Study Club, a new herb garden through the Ark-la-Tex Herb Society at the American Rose Center, and community gardens through Catholic Charities of North Louisiana and also the DeSoto Schools Grace House.

In addition to the grants, the Northwest Louisiana Master Gardeners also donated $600 to the Bossier Parish 4-H Summer Camp program.

The organization launched its community grant program in 2010 as a way to give back to the community after community support given each year for annual events, including Le Tour des Jardins, the Fall Bulb Sale, and the Spring Plant Sale. 

Of particular interest are projects that make a difference in the community, that are sustainable, and involve collaboration among local organizations.

For more information on the Community Grant Program or each individual grantee, please call the NWLA Master Gardeners at (318)469-9222.

AND THE WINNERS ARE…..

American Rose Society – $700 – The American Rose Society’s grant will go towards the new Cleo Barnwell Garden of Pollinators and Rose Companions, which is one of the gardens within the American Rose Center. The garden will provide an abundance of pollen and nectar with the goal of attracting and sustaining birds, bees and butterflies to the garden.

Ark-La-Tex Herb Society – $3000 –The Ark-La-Tex Herb Society has maintained an herb garden at the American Rose Center since 1992, and is in the process of moving their gardens to a more accessible location within the center. The new herb gardens will become a robust teaching tool for the local community and will feature many varieties of herbs.

Catholic Charities of North Louisiana- $500 – Catholic Charities will use their grant to expand and maintain their community garden to help clients and community neighbors reap the benefits of growing healthy food as part of educational cooking classes.

Centenary College of Louisiana – $2300 –The Marjorie Lyons Playhouse has been a significant contributor to the local arts community for over sixty years. Each year multiple productions are held that include the participation of both Centenary students and faculty and community members. The grant will be used to update the theatre courtyard to its original splendor with all new landscaping.

DeSoto Schools Grace House – $1000 – The mission of the DeSoto Schools’ Grace House is to help students make decisions to benefit them in day-to-day life. Their gardening project will work with their character education project to strengthen honesty, accountability, and thankfulness while teaching the students to create and maintain a vegetable garden.

First Baptist Church School – $500 – The objective of the school’s gardening elective project is to attract butterfly species that are native to Louisiana as well as provide host plants for the butterflies to lay eggs and complete metamorphosis on site.

Logansport High School FFA- $600 –The school’s gardening project, the Kenneth Harvey Monument Landscape Project, will beautify the campus by surrounding a tribute to a great man with beautiful flowers.

Mansfield Elementary School – $2750 – The grant will be used to create project DIG – ‘Developing and Inspiring Gardeners’, which will enhance the beauty of the school and inspire students to develop confidence in their abilities and pride in their accomplishments. Lessons will center on growing seeds into plants and transplanting those plants into the new beds.  

Shreveport Garden Study Club – $2500 – The garden club has embraced the idea of planting for pollinators by establishing a 3,500 square foot pollinator garden with interpretive signage at Greenwood Cemetery.

Shreveport Green – $810 – Shreveport Green’s gardens at the Northwest Louisiana Food Bank site will expand to include sustainable fruit tree gardens.

Woodlawn Leadership Academy – $2000 – Woodlawn’s year round community garden will be cared for by the students and vegetables donated to the community.  The garden will also be used as a lab in the Science and Biology classes.
 

Article source: http://www.shreveporttimes.com/story/news/2018/01/17/master-gardeners-award-17-000-community-grants/1040149001/

Parks across Atlanta are destined for some sweet upgrades in 2018

Good news for ITP green space enthusiasts.

More than a dozen parks across Atlanta and DeKalb County are slated for upgrades and capital improvements thanks to more than $1 million in grants from Park Pride.

The organization, which supports the creation and improvement of green spaces throughout the metro, helps more than 100 community groups through various programs.

According to a press release by the organization, this year’s grants constitute the largest contribution Park Pride has been able to make in a single year.

Parks in the City of Atlanta slated for improvements thanks the grants include:

  • The first phase of Armand Park, destined for the neighborhood just south of Lindbergh, will be constructed. The park will serve as a much-needed community gathering space and as the trailhead to the South Fork Trail. When completed by the Friends of Armand Park, the greenspace will include a playground, pathways, and landscape improvements.
  • Development of the new Atlanta Memorial Park nature trail, including footbridges and a boardwalk, will be undertaken by the Atlanta Memorial Park Conservancy. The project also includes rain gardens, landscaping, and drainage improvements, as well as the transformation of a gravel area into an open lawn.

Bobby Jones Golf Course, near Atlanta Memorial Park.
Curbed Atlanta

  • Sara Gonzales Park in northwest Atlanta will undergo a comprehensive redesign to optimize usage of the park. Improvements include an expanded playground, a playing field, and connectivity to the surrounding community, which officials say is a priority for the Friends of Sara Gonzales Park.
  • The Friends of Channing Valley Park will replace aging play equipment and add seating to create a safe and engaging play space for the neighborhood in Buckhead, along Northside Drive, per Park Pride.
  • Phoenix II Park in Summerhill, between GSU Stadium and Grant Park, will be “cleaned and refreshed” by The Friends of Phoenix II Park group, per officials. An existing playground will be spruced up to engage more neighborhood children with the addition of toddler equipment.
  • Findley Plaza in Little Five Points will be transformed into a vibrant, welcoming community space by Little 5 Alive. (Exactly what that entails wasn’t specified).
  • Knight Park in Historic Howell Station will get a new walled garden from the ruins of an old brick building, creating a gathering space for this active community, thanks to The Friends of Knight Park.
  • Rosa Burney Park in Mechanicsville will receive new, raised garden beds and a solar-powered irrigation system connecting to an existing 3,000-gallon cistern, thanks to the efforts of Habesha.
  • South Atlanta Park will get new benches to provide seating at a newly installed playground, installed by The Friends of South Atlanta Park.
  • The Friends of Noble Park will enhance the small triangular Morningside park with landscape and hardscape improvements and a new playground.

Meanwhile, in unincorporated DeKalb County, park improvements include:

  • The Friends of Briarlake Forest Park will implement Phase I of their master plan that includes a circulation trail and park amenities.
  • The Friends of Frazier-Rowe Park will build a pavilion with an accessible trail that connects to other areas of the park.
  • The Friends of Hairston Park will add three fitness stations and a nature trail to provide activities for a broad range of users.
  • Last but not least, the Friends of N.H. Scott Park will implement Phase I of park improvements, which includes wayfinding signage and a community garden.
  • Park Improvements Coming to Greenspace Across the City [Park Pride]

Article source: https://atlanta.curbed.com/2018/1/17/16898806/atlanta-park-pride-projects-2018

Alexandria WOW House With Gardens And Old Town Appeal

ALEXANDRIA, VA—This Alexandria home will have you wishing spring comes sooner.

When you first arrive, you’ll be greeted by magnificent gardens and spacious, landscaped yard paired with a brick patio.

Inside, the charm of the 1930s home won’t be lost on you either. The home has plenty of character to fit in the historic neighborhood well while boasting renovated bathrooms and other upgrades.

Located in southern end of Old Town, it’s convenient to the waterfront and the Beltway. Check out pictures of the gardens and more in the link below.

  • Address: 712 Pitt St S, Alexandria, Virginia
  • Price: $785,000
  • Square Feet:
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2 Baths
  • Built: 1939
  • Features: Sought after Old Town corner/end townhouse with side back yards! New slate roof, hardwood floors, FP, central air restored hardware pair with modern upgrades. Side yard gated entrance, flagstone walk and brick patio with perennial garden. Wood floors, renovated bathrooms all make this beauty move in ready. Close to Old Town restaurants, shops, airport, metro! More photos soon!

This listing originally appeared on realtor.com. For more information and photos, click here.

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div5913 Mayflower Ct Apt 101/divdivAlexandria, Virginia 22312/div

div116 Aberdeen St S/divdivArlington, Virginia 22204/div

div1207 I St SE/divdivWashington, District of Columbia 20003/div

div5118 Hagan Rd/divdivTemple Hills, Maryland 20748/div

div1622 G St SE/divdivWashington, District of Columbia 20003/div

div3916 Triton Ct/divdivTemple Hills, Maryland 20748/div

div8005 Vernon Dr/divdivFort Washington, Maryland 20744/div

div2408 Fort Dr/divdivAlexandria, Virginia 22303/div

div3205 Commonwealth Ave Apt D/divdivAlexandria, Virginia 22305/div

Article source: https://patch.com/virginia/oldtownalexandria/alexandria-wow-house-gardens-old-town-appeal

Get tips on vegetable gardening at Redlands Horticultural and Improvement Society’s Jan. 18 program

Donna Kniss, left, and Rafael Hinojosa of Cherry Valley Nursery will speak at Redlands Horticultural and Improvement Society's Jan. 18 meeting. (Courtesy Photo)
Donna Kniss, left, and Rafael Hinojosa of Cherry Valley Nursery will speak at Redlands Horticultural and Improvement Society’s Jan. 18 meeting. (Courtesy Photo)

Donna Kniss and Rafael Hinojosa of Cherry Valley Nursery will present a program on “Garden Secrets” when the Redlands Horticultural and Improvement Society meets 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, at the Church of the Nazarene, 1307 E. Citrus Ave., Redlands.

Kniss and Hinojosa, who recently worked on a vegetable garden in Redlands in the television show “Restored,” will focus on incorporating edibles into home gardens. They will share secrets of soil preparation, planter mixes, fertilizers, water and pest control, according to a press release from the Redlands Horticultural and Improvement Society.

Kniss is owner of Cherry Valley Nursery, at 37955 Cherry Valley Blvd. in Cherry Valley. Hinojosa is assistant manager of the garden center.

Jim and Linda Andersen opened the nursery in May 1984 with help from their daughters Tami and Donna.

In August 2015, their daughter Donna Kniss retired from hairstyling to take over management and ownership of the nursery.

Hinojosa, who has worked at the nursery since 2006, has assisted Kniss with her takeover of the business and runs the nursery most of the time.

For information about Cherry Valley Nursery, call 951-845-5626.

For information about the Redlands Horticultural and Improvement Society, go to Redlandsgardenclub.com.

Article source: http://www.redlandsdailyfacts.com/2018/01/15/get-tips-on-vegetable-gardening-at-redlands-horticultural-and-improvement-societys-jan-18-program/