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Get a Jump on Spring Landscaping! Free Educational Program

Get a Jump on Spring Landscaping! Free Educational Program

Spring is just around the corner! Get a jump-start on your outdoor living plans Saturday, March 12, from 11 a.m.-noon. Eric King, ASLA, owner of King Landscaping, and Rick Goldstein, a registered architect and co-owner of MOSAIC Group [Architects and Remodelers], will share decades of experience creating inviting outdoor living spaces.

"Easy Hardscaping" is a free crash course that will showcase the best (and worst) ideas in building patios, walks and walls for your home landscape. It will be held at the MOSAIC office, located at 2358 Perimeter Park Drive, Suite 300.

Feel free to invite a friend. To R.S.V.P., send an e-mail with your name and the number of attendees to sylvia@mosaicgroupatlanta.com or call 770.670.6022. Space is limited.

 

11 Facts about Vegetables

11 Facts about Vegetables

When I was a child, I hardly ever ate vegetables. I remember my mother eating a salad and of course, I had to taste what she was eating. The salad was very tasty and since then, I enjoy eating salads.

Grandma was notorious for making sure my brother and I ate our turnip greens (not my favorite at the time), but now I enjoy greens and it doesn’t matter what kind.

I thought it would be fun to list a few things that I know about vegetables. Feel free to take part in this exercise. 

CLICK HERE AND READ THE 11 FACTS ABOUT VEGETABLES AT www.Evelynparham.com

Atlanta Blogger Shares What She Learned about Snow Shoveling in Atlanta

Atlanta Blogger Shares What She Learned about Snow Shoveling in Atlanta

Mableton, GA--  

Four Things I Learned Shoveling Snow in ATLANTA I walked by the window yesterday and saw my neighbor outside clearing her driveway, got excited and volunteered to go shovel ours. I live in an equal opportunity house, Husband had no objection, and I really wanted to get out for a minute. We’ve been snowed in since Sunday night. Enough said.

While it SEEMED like a good idea, I grew up in Connecticut and thought I knew everything about snow, I quickly learned a few things: Don’t volunteer to shovel snow when its NOT snow. It was ice. Solid ice. Yeah, that’s different than the light, fun, fluffy stuff. I should’ve turned myself around when I stepped on it and slid 6 feet across the driveway.

Get yourself a BIG shovel. And apparently some other tools – like an ice pick.

Metro Atlanta Home Values Sink to 2000 Levels

Metro Atlanta Home Values Sink to 2000 Levels

ATLANTA -- The S&P Case-Shiller Index, released last week, shows home sale prices in Metro Atlanta are where they were 10 years ago.

A trip to one in-town neighborhood highlights the slipping values.

A tidy, freshly painted craftsman style bungalow sits across the street from the Zoo Atlanta with a sweeping view of the park. It's prime real estate for Grant Park, but the value of this house, like many houses across Metro Atlanta, has been steadily falling. Owners bought the home in 2002 for $266,500 but Fulton County tax records appraise it today at just $230,000, an $80,000 drop in value from 2009.

Sliding home values have landed Metro Atlanta back where it was exactly a decade ago. Whatever you paid for your house then is hopefully what you can get for it now.

Inman Park Home-Owners are Invited to sign up for Free Neighborhood Dinner Parties

Inman Park Home-Owners are Invited to sign up for Free Neighborhood Dinner Parties

Atlanta, GA--  (submitted by Karen and Jacques Mebius)

We believe one of the best ways to get to know your neighbors is to share a

meal with them. Sharing several meals with a group of about 10 neighbors

during a year is usually a lot of fun, and can be the basis for great

friendships.

Neighborhood potter Polly Sherrill (Polly on the Avenue) is having her 19th annual Holiday Sale

Neighborhood potter Polly Sherrill (Polly on the Avenue) is having her 19th annual Holiday Sale

Atlanta, GA--  (Submitted by The Dwyers) 

Hi Inman Park --- Merry, Happy and all that!

Our neighborhood potter Polly Sherrill (Polly on the Avenue) is having her 19th annual Holiday Sale with her artist friends.

Come and shop, enjoy the party, and find one-of-a-kind gifts...

 

Dates:  Friday, December 10, 6-10 pm

Saturday, December 11, 11-4

Sunday, December 12, 11-4

 

Address:840 DeKalb Ave, 404-524-2016

 

Fabulous pottery plus lots more, including these artists as well: 

Push Hard Lumber

Linn Printworks

Peter Loose

Maxi Reedtz

Melissa Schrager

Christina Butler

Taj Ha Hound

Cool Alternative from Trees Atlanta to your Normal Holiday Shrubbery

Cool Alternative from Trees Atlanta to your Normal Holiday Shrubbery

Atlanta, GA--  (submitted by Trees Atlanta) Decorate Your House with a Live Christmas Tree* and Help Sustain Atlanta's Tree Canopy!

Help support Trees Atlanta by purchasing locally-grown trees that you can plant after the holidays or donate back to Trees Atlanta for us to plant. We are offering two species this year. For a donation of $75 ($50 if you donate it back to Trees Atlanta to plant), you can receive either a Deodar cedar (/Cedrus deodara/) in a 15g container or an Eastern redcedar (/Juniperus virginiana/ 'Burkii') in a 15g container.

Deodar cedars are true cedars that have stronger branches and can hold ornaments better than the redcedars, but are not as dense. The Eastern redcedars are dense and fragrant, and hold lights and lightweight ornaments.

Reply to susan@treesatlanta.org if you are interested in buying a live Christmas tree.