Blog Archives: garden
Retro Outdoor Thermometers
We love to mix in little hints of retro decor wherever we can. In this article, Sarah shares some of her favorite retro-inspired outdoor thermometers.
Five Best Houseplants to Express Your Personal Style
If someone asked me what my number one most important item in home staging/decorating, I would say houseplants. Houseplants play a crucial role in staging my real estate listings, and even decorating my own home. In this story, I thought I’d share some insights as to why I love to live and work amongst houseplants, and offer a few recommendations of trendy plants.
I Was Featured in a Backyard Farming Article for Realtor Magazine
I am delighted to share that I was featured in a recent issue of Realtor Magazine. The article, titled The Rise of the Backyard Farm, focuses on some of the challenges that real estate agents can face with the growing popularity of backyard chickens, beekeeping, and other small-scale agricultural activities. It was a fun interview, and I’m happy for the opportunity to bring awareness about urban agriculture to my peers.
At Home in Brookside Visits The Berry Patch Blueberry Farm in Kansas City
Visiting local u-pick operations is a great way to spend a day communing with nature while supporting local famers and doing something productive. On my recent visit to the Berry…
Backyard Chicken Update: My Backyard Brookside Homes Association Garden & Chicken Tour
Last weekend, I organized a garden tour for my neighborhood home association, Oak Meyer Gardens (we call it OMG, but realtors know us by Armour Hills Gardens). While OMG may…
Gardening Between Snowstorms
Moments prior to our last snowstorm, I ran outside and direct-seeded Icelandic Poppies and Larkspur into the garden. These hardy annuals prefer cold weather to germinate, so the covering of…
Planting and Planning the Spring Garden in Kansas City
Perhaps the two feet of snow on the ground is prompting me to dream of greener days, but St. Patricks Day is just a couple of weeks away which means…
My Brookside Summer Gardening Story – A Sad Poem
A sad lament for my gardening woes, dear readers. I’ve been through all the emotions, Denial, anger despair. It is not as though I have a choice, This cross I…
Window Boxes and Landscape Design for your Springtime Inspiration
Lately it seems that many of my favorite websites are posting about the thing that is on most everyone’s mind right now – getting outside and returning to the garden….