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Louisiana colors are filling my backyard this week after our most recent rains. Having a green thumb is easy here if you know what grows. Its a variety of colors and families. If they like water then they grow well here. Still got a lot of work to do as I add color and new arrivals. The freeze this past winter was unusual and killed a lot of winners.
Blooming in New Orleans ! These are great plants to have in your yard. They will bloom again later in year as well. The leaves are dark green and nice by themselves. Its a unique plant as you have white, lavender and bluish flowers on the same plant all blooming at once. Mine are about 6-7 feet high and very easy to manage. Call me if you need some cuttings.
Homes in Metairie, many are 40-50 years old! Lots of remodeling has been done! It starts in the kitchen!Monday, March 22nd, 2010
The homes in Metairie have stood the test of time fairly well. The area is still great and that’s why remodeling is still what people do in the older suburbs of New Orleans. Metairie is one of the first and still has a lot of great homes, great schools and lots of great people.
The place to start remodeling is in the kitchen. This is where you get your biggest return and where people like to see the updates. It is also one of the more expensive areas to remodel. Pay attention to appliances, floors, cabinets, counters, plumbing fixtures and natural light. People eat out a lot here but also enjoy a great place to cook and gather. It’s South Louisiana !
Jefferson Feed and Garden Center once known as Jefferson Feed and Seed has adapted to the changing market place. Once an old theater it was converted into a pet and garden center. How can it survive the Wal Marts and the Pet Smarts of the world? It’s the local service and local needs that they cater to. People know that and tend to support the local business when they expand service and variety to meet their needs. Glad it happens that way!
Jefferson Feed and Garden Center is located at 4421 Jefferson Highway in Old Jefferson. You want variety and the local items then check it out. I have for over 30 years. Its really grown in size and scope over the years.
It certainly looks like a plantation home. The design was made to look like many of the plantation homes in the deep south built prior to the Civil War between 1840 and 1860. The Chateau Estates Country Club in Kenner has a variety of homes surrounding the golf course. The early suburbs of New Orleans have a huge variety of styles, sizes and designs as they are all mostly custom built homes. Very seldom did you see one builder dominate a subdivision. This made for a diversity of styles and sizes in these Kenner Subdivisions. These were the subdivisions of the 1970’s.
The ranch style home of the 1960’s followed the raised cottage. The brick ranch was the number one style of home for 30 plus years starting in the 1960’s. The brick exterior is great for our hot and rainy weather which means very little or no exterior maintenance. The concete slab was much cheaper than the raised homes. These were also much larger than the cottages. It will be a while but they too will be historic one day.
When surrounded by water as much of South Louisiana is Levee’s are very important. Levees are made of clay covered with grass to keep the water on the other side. This one is on the Mississippi River not to far from where I live. One of the recreational benefits is that they stretch for miles and miles. You can jog, roller blade, cycle and just plain walk along the small road on top. Not uncommon to see ocean going ships going up and down river with their cargo from all over the world.
One of my hobbies is growing bromeliads. They are very easy to grow in the New Orleans area as they love humidity and our mild temperatures. The leaves are colorful. The exotic blooms are even more colorful and long lasting. Many will stay for several months. They reproduce by off shoots called pups. Break them off and you have another couple of plants.
Old Jefferson Homes, Built in the early 1950’s these cottages are now great buys! Old fashioned neighborhoods!Monday, November 16th, 2009
Old Jefferson is home to small homes and cottages dating from the early 1950’s . These homes feature wood floors, plenty of windows, decent size yards and garages. Many have been updated in the last 10 years. Easy commute to New Orleans CBD and the Uptown area. You can find the homes in the 140k-170k range that have been updated. The neighborhoods are very safe with easy access to all areas of East Jefferson and New Orleans.
Finidng Summer color in New Orleans is very easy. Its perfect weather for tropical plants. They love the rain and humidity.