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Blooming blue flowers adds to picturesque summer landscapes

Photo by R. Stephanie Bruno -- Passion flower

Got the blues? I don’t mean the heart-rending, cry-in-your beer, delta version — I mean the blue flowering summertime plants that add a jolt of the unexpected to any garden palette. Right now, you don’t have to look hard to find local landscapes displaying flowers in many shades of blue — from clear sky blue to blue-violet to… Continue reading →

2016 Southern Style Now Festival! spotlights Southern design

Advocate photo by J.T. BLATTY--  The front parlor, designed by Shaun Smith, in the Southern Now Showhouse on 7618 St. Charles Ave.

A conference focused on Southern design debuts in New Orleans this week, with panels, exhibitions, and a roster of well-known speakers. The inaugural Southern Style Now Festival! is intended to spotlight Southern design and lifestyle, according to organizer Robert LeLeux. One highlight of the week is the Southern Style Now/Traditional Home Showhouse at 7618 St. Charles… Continue reading →

Worm composting leaves lots of wiggle room for do-it-yourselfers

In this March 21, 2016 photo, Jeremiah Picard holds red wiggler worms in the compost mixture he feeds them to create vermicompost in Lincoln, Neb., at Big Red Worms. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that Picardís company opened in September to reduce the volume of waste that goes to the city landfill, create a natural soil-enhancing product for school and community gardens, and teach students about the benefits of composting. (Gwyneth Roberts/The Journal-Star via AP) LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; KOLN-TV OUT; KGIN-TV OUT; KLKN-TV OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT ORG XMIT: NELIN101

When Matt Glassman looks at a worm, he sees a self-perpetuating, veggie-scrap devouring, compost-building workhorse that is the organic gardener’s best friend. And he wishes everyone saw it that way. Glassman’s vermiphilia doesn’t extend to all the worms in the biosphere, though. He’s got a special fondness for one type in particular: the red wiggler.… Continue reading →

Mandeville cottage boasts bright decor, historic features

Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD  The home of Cayman and Sara Sinclair, photographed Monday, April 11, 2016, in Mandeville.

It’s been just three years since Sara and Cayman Sinclair moved into their picturesque cottage on Carroll Street in Old Mandeville, but already they’ve infused it with a distinctive style to complement the historic shotgun’s architectural appeal. Sunday, the Sinclairs’ home and seven additional shotgun houses will be on tour from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.… Continue reading →

St. Charles property transfers, March 28-April 1, 2016

Advocate staff photo by DANIEL ERATH -- Calvin L. Berry III and Devin Scontrino Berry sold this home at 132 Nottaway Drive in Destrehan to Randi Bailey and Ryan Bailey for $260,500.

. BOUTTE KING’S ESTATES PHASE 1 LOT 421: $28,000, RJM Enterprises Inc. to Lucille Johnson. DES ALLEMANDS DIXIE DRIVE 118: $275,000, Don J. Knuppel and Amie Foster Knuppel to Brad Young and Stephanie Bruning. CHENIER BOIS CHACTAS, LOT 93: $32,000, Corey Michale Rome, Brenna Rae Rome and Luis kAlberto… Continue reading →

St. Tammany property transfers, April 5-11, 2016

Advocate staff photo by DANIEL ERATH -- Paul M. Mastio and Lori T. Mastio sold this home at 19124 Antenor St. in Mandeville to Chris E. Hooter and Jennifer M. Hooter for $255,000.

ST. TAMMANY Transfers for April 5 TO APRIL 11 ABITA SPRINGS BALD EAGLE DRIVE, LOT 311: $80,000, Money Hill Plantation LLC to Vivian Merk. DUNDEE LOOP SOUTH 3092: $125,000, Rhonda Farina Bradley Ware to Trudy Alarcon Melancon. HILLCREST COUNTRY CLUB ESTATES, LOT 13, SQUARE 14: $6,000, Donald… Continue reading →

St. John property transfers, April 4-15, 2016

Advocate staff photo by DANIEL ERATH -- Glenn P. Haydel sold this home at 607 Oleander St. in Laplace to Connie Roy and Thomas P. Freese for $134,000.

St. John TRANSFERS for APRIL 4 TO APRIL 15 LAPLACE MARSEILLE DRIVE 1600 UNIT # 22: $74,000, Dennis P. Rome and Nicole Palmis to Guy W. Smith, Jr. LONGWOOD COURT 1923: Donation, Ashley P. Perilloux to Tara Cason Perilloux. One Hundred (100) feet front on Walnut Street… Continue reading →

New Orleans property transfers, April 15-19, 2016

Advocate staff photo by DANIEL ERATH -- Dave Paul Capitelli and David Paul Capitelli sold this home at 4920 Bienville St. in New Orleans' 2nd District to Charlotte Cunliffe Moinet, Jo Ann Moinet Cunliffe and Jo Ann Moinet Leighton for $300,000.

New Orleans transfers for April 15 TO April 19 DISTRICT 1 BANKS ST. 2820-2822: $205,000, Andria M. Milton to Haley Michelle Robinson. BARONNE ST. 1210: $404,500, Gerald J. Grandpre Jr. and Marj J. Grandpre to Lauren R. Bridges. CONSTANCE ST. 1441/1443: $425,000, Cb Brewster LLC to Brian… Continue reading →

East Jefferson property transfers, April 6-12, 2016

Advocate staff photo by DANIEL ERATH -- Matthew K. Johnson and Rebecca N.N. Johnson sold this home at 3400 Maine Ave. in Kenner to Rob W. Stewart and Mary C. Stewart for $218,000.

EAST JEFFERSON Transfers for April 6 to April 12 HARAHAN EAST SHANNON LANE 274: $150,000, Doucet Bros Construction Co. LLC to Melanie A. Cheralla. HICKORY AVE. 2116: $125,000, Marilyn Pertuit, Dennis T. Pertuit Jr., Michael J. Pertuit and Stephanie Pertuit to Keith J. Rovira. River View… Continue reading →

West Jefferson property transfers, April 6-12, 2016

Advocate staff photo by DANIEL ERATH -- Kordell Stewart sold this home at 6148 Adam Drive in Marrero to Joy D. Wilson for $125,000.

WEST JEFFERSON Transfers for April 6 to APRIL 12 AVONDALE FEDERAL DRIVE 332: $28,000, Zakita Mitchell and Raven R. Porter to Van M. Mott Jr. HELEN DRIVE 172: $36,500, Secretary of Housing & Urban Development to Joneita A. Fonetnette. JS BRADY ANNEX SUBDIVISION, LOT 1, SQUARE 1:… Continue reading →

New Orleans home and garden calendar, April 30-June 5, 2016

Photo provided by NOAH SIMON -- Monarch butterfly expert Linda Auld makes stops at three local garden centers today (Saturday, Aoril 30) to talk about attracting the insects and raising their food, milkweed.

ST. FRANCISVILLE SPRING GARDEN STROLL: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., West Feliciana AgCenter, 5924 Commerce St., St. Francisville. The Feliciana Master Gardeners of the LSU AgCenter present a tour of beautiful private gardens in West Feliciana Parish. $20. (225) 635-3614, www.stfrancisvillespringstroll.org. PALMER PARK ARTS MARKET: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Palmer Park, South Carrollton at South… Continue reading →

Within earshot of the Fair Grounds, a jazzy lineup of historic homes

Photos by R. Stephanie Bruno --  Just half a dozen blocks from the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, the 1100 block of North White Street is typical of the neighborhood's cozy charm.

Where I’m walking: The 1100 block of North White Street in the Faubourg St. John neighborhood, on the west or odd-numbered side of the block. On the north is Bell Street; on the south, Orchid. I’m no more than a half-dozen blocks from the Fair Grounds and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.… Continue reading →

Cat’s claw vine: The ‘harbinger of spring’ has its admirers

Photo by R. Stephanie Bruno -- A tough vine and a delicate but vivid flower are the hallmarks of the ubiquitous cat's claw.

What writer doesn’t love finding an email in the inbox with the words “article idea” in the subject line? Of course, it depends on the source, but when the idea is from a trusted friend with a great eye for beauty, it presents an intriguing prospect. Recently, the designer and color expert Louis Aubert took a… Continue reading →

St. Charles property transfers, March 21-25, 2016

Advocate staff photo by DANIEL ERATH -- Christian A. Fast III and Pamela Price Fast sold this home at 619 W. Pine St. in Norco to Glen Louis Freeman for $125,000.

St. Charles transfers FOR March 21 TO March 25 BOUTTE MAGNOLIA MANOR 110: $200,000, Mark Prince Johnson Jr. to Robert Gerard Montgomery Jr. and Latasha Anderson Montgomery. MOntpelier Drive 107: 229,900, Robert R. Durocher Jr. and Laura Maturano Durocher to Randolph W. Thomas… Continue reading →

East Jefferson property transfers, March 29-April 5, 2016

Advocate staff photo by DANIEL ERATH -- Elizabeth Liebert, Gary A. Liebert and Elizabeth L. Famiglio sold this home at 77 Nassau Ave. in Kenner to James F. Qualls and Scott R. Farrell for $270,000.

EAST JEFFERSON Transfers for March 29 to April 5 HARAHAN ASHLAWN DRIVE 449: $155,000, Albert F. Stauder Jr. to Terrance J. Donelon and Catherine D. Donelon. BAILEY ST. 331-333: Donation, Laurie Falcon, Lawrence J. Falcon Sr. and Phyllis Falcon to DHS LLC. CITRUS BLVD. 5601: Coca Cola… Continue reading →

St. Tammany property transfers, March 30-April 4, 2016

Advocate staff photo by DANIEL ERATH -- Julio Armando Alonzo Jr. and Marlene Brewer Alonzo sold this home at 527 Cambronne St. in Mandeville to Amanda D. Perrin for $228,000.

ST. TAMMANY Transfers for March 30 to April 4 ABITA SPRINGS BOSSIER CITY SUBDIVISION, LOT 3-A, SQUARE 12: $58,000, Mark & Kasey LLC to Steve L. Ferran and Darlene L. Ferran. BUNKER ST. 25452: $105,352, GMFS LLC to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. Great Southern… Continue reading →

New Orleans property transfers, April 8-12, 2016

Advocate staff photo by DANIEL ERATH -- Ashleigh Gilbert Gardere and Lamar Michael Gardere sold this home at 4919 St. Roch Ave. in New Orleans' 3rd District to Cassidy Finger Harrison and David Harrison for $295,000.

New Orleans Transfers for April 8 TO APRIL 12 DISTRICT 1 ANNUNCIATION ST. 1656; ANNUNCIATION ST. 1660: $350,160, Patricia A. Wilson and Wayne G. Wilson to Nola Jazz LLC. BANKS ST. 2900-2902: $100, Erich Soraghan to Columbia Group LLC. BARONNE ST. 749: $669,900, Mintz Lofts… Continue reading →

St. John property transfers, March 28-April 1, 2016

Advocate staff photo by DANIEL ERATH -- Richard E. Turner and Marguerite Saltus Turner sold this home at 48 Shearwater Drive in Laplace to Jose I. Ceballos and Tracy Rivera Ceballos for $179,500.

St. John Transfers for MARCH 28 TO APRIL 1 LAPLACE MUIRFIELD DRIVE 31: $363,000, Lisa Ann Crinel to Sharon Elizabet Joseph, wife of /and Nathan Camile Joseph. YORKTOWNE DRIVE 2117: $73,000, D T V Enterprises, LLC to Nicole D. Pellerin. TURNBERRY DRIVE 39: $359,000, Maria Gendron… Continue reading →

St. Tammany property transfers, March 24-29, 2016

Advocate staff photo by DANIEL ERATH -- Dean R. Clakeley and Stephanie M. Reese sold this home at 201 Branch Lane in Mandeville to Andrew J. Murphy and Jennifer M. Murphy for $364,000.

ST. TAMMANY Transfers for March 24 TO MARCH 29 COVINGTON AVENUE DU CHATEAU 1212: $399,000, Jeffrey A. Neves and Kendra Ann Dickinson Neves to Elizabeth Ann Buckman. B ST. 70408: $91,375, BCAT 2014-4TT to Timothy Stein and Rebecca Stein. BEEBALM CIRCLE 313: $209,855, DSLD Homes LLC to… Continue reading →

St. John property transfers, March 21-25, 2016

Advocate staff photo by DANIEL ERATH -- Chad M. Grob sold this home at 109 Idaho Court in Laplace to Rebecca Freeman for $337,000.

St. John Transfers for March 21 MARCH 25 LAPLACE IDAHO COURT 109: $337,000, Chad M. Grob to Rebecca Freeman. RIVERLANDS 144: $273,000, Geralyn Harleaux Hunt, wife of /and Alvin J. Hunt to Chamon Johnson, wife of /and Damaris Johnson. CHAMPION DRIVE 2168: $173,000, Earl J. Alleman, Jr.… Continue reading →

New Orleans property transfers, April 1-5, 2016

Advocate staff photo by DANIEL ERATH -- Andrew Craig Dovie and Melissa Hinckley Dovie sold this home at 1724 Clio St. in New Orleans' 1st District to Silas Willoughby Jr. for $449,000.

New Orleans Transfers for April 1 TO April 5 DISTRICT 1 CARONDELET ST. 344: $271,530, Western Union Building LLC to Gregory J. Curtis. CHIPPEWA ST. 1569: $235,000, Ingrid George Williams to Christopher M. Oconnor. CLIO ST. 1724: $449,000, Andrew Craig Dovie and Melissa Hinckley Dovie to Silas… Continue reading →

West Jefferson property transfers, March 21-28, 2016

Advocate staff photo by DANIEL ERATH -- Pamela Delatte sold this home at 1856 Carol Sue Ave. in Gretna to Carlos F. Chilla and Carrie A. S. Chilla for $200,000.

WEST JEFFERSON Transfers for March 21 to March 28 AVONDALE AVONDALE HOMES SUBDIVISION, LOT 4A, SQUARE NN: $75,000, Mary Heffner to La Water Worx LLC. BLANCHE DRIVE 152: Donation, Thomas M. Phillips, Danny K. Phillips, Chad B. Phillips, Corey J. Phillips, Danielle B. Phillips, Heather P.… Continue reading →

East Jefferson property transfers, March 21-28, 2016

Advocate staff photo by DANIEL ERATH -- Usman G. Rahim sold this home at 2 San Jose Ave. in Jefferson to Omotore Eruvwetere and Asia B. Stephens for $215,000.

EAST JEFFERSON Transfers for March 21 to March 28 HARAHAN ANTHONY AVE. 232: Donation, David B. Donnes to Brittany B. Donnes. ELMWOOD INDUSTRIAL PARK PHASE H. J. K. SUBDIVISION, LOT 20A: $725,000, J. Jerome Hanaw to Dubroca Enterprises LLC. WEST AVE. 429: Donation, Charles E. Deblieux… Continue reading →

St. Charles property transfers, March 14-18, 2016

Advocate staff photo by DANIEL ERATH -- Estate of Ethel Schexnayder Tramonte sold this home at 210 Betty Drive in Montz to Marques D. Exum for $220,000.

St. Charles Transfers for MarCH 14 TO March 18 BOUTTE MONTPELIER DRIVE 128: $279,900, James K. Perilloux and Tiffany Knight Perilloux to Gary Hutchens and Stacie Champagne Hutchens. DESTREHAN EVERGREEN DRIVE 361: Donation, Janice Bloom Sanders to Paula S.… Continue reading →