As a beekeeper and environmental advocate, I created a project for myself — giving out free bee flower seeds! One of the most important things you can do to help bees is to plant safe flowers they can visit for pollen and nectar.
Please let me know what varieties you would like and how to get them to you. Keep in mind that they are all very different. For example, borage is a super easy self-seeding annual that will spread. (Which is a good thing for my garden, but might not be for yours?) Whereas with Purple cone flowers (echinacea) the same plant will come back every year in the same place. Here’s some information about each of them.
Borage – wikipedia, growing and using, ideas on Pinterest
Lady bird poppy – wikipedia, care, Pinterest
Purple cone flower (echinacea) – wikipedia, care, uses, Pinterest
Milkweed – wikipedia, seed campaign with lots of info, care, Pinterest
If you plant some of these seeds, I would love to see photos of your flowers! Please keep in touch so I can share them.
Just the other day on our broker tour, I was talking to other agents from my office about how granite is starting to look dated. Once the ubiquitous choice for upscale kitchens, it now seems to define a particular era.
Funny, then, to see this article on Reviewed.com. And this one from Fine Home Building.
Please keep in mind that the greenest solution is whatever you already have. However, if a remodel is necessary or if you are building new, then I applaud the move away from granite in favor of more sustainable options.
My partner and I love tiny houses. We’d like to have one someday. Last year we attended a Tumbleweed weekend conference to learn more, which was pretty great.
Check out this site, where you can sign up for a tour of three tiny houses in November of the NE Portland tiny house hotel. They are capped at 100, so act quick to get a spot!
I’ve found that my background in graphic design and photography is of immense help in the real estate industry. With the switchover from Exit Realty to Portland Digs, I got the chance to design comps for the new website. I also did the photography for our new background images.
Here’s the old version…