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Coleus, fountain grass join list of hardy super plants

Photo provided by LSU AgCenter -- Henna Coleus.

Every spring and fall since 2009, the LSU AgCenter has issued a list of what it calls “Super Plants” for Louisiana gardens, plants that have been tested by the AgCenter and proven to adjust well to our climate and conditions. The list of 30 past Super Plants includes well-known garden staples such as ShiShi Gashira camellia… Continue reading →

St. Charles property transfers, March 2 to March 6, 2015

Advocate staff photo by SHERRI MILLER -- Eric V. Bergstrom III and Lynn Bettle Bergstrom sold this home at 43 East Woodlawn Drive in Destrehan to Jane Barnes Abell for $272,000.

St. Charles Transfers for MarCH 2 to MarCH 6 EAST WOODLAWN DRIVE 43: $272,000, Eric V. Bergstrom III and Lynn Bettle Bergstrom to Jane Barnes Abell. ORMOND COUNTRY CLUB ESTATES 2 SQUARE 15 LOT 604: $433,000, David Thomas and Susan Mathis Thomas to Guy Tyler Bourgeois and Tasha… Continue reading →

East Jefferson property transfers, March 4-11, 2015

Advocate staff photo by SHERRI MILLER -- Theresa W. Huete sold this home at 1216 Trudeau Drive in Metairie to Sandip K. Roy and Sabita Barai Roy for $165,000.

EAST JEFFERSON Transfers for March 4 to March 11 BERKLEY AVE. 132: $220,000, OPS Investments LLC to Andrew T. Spaulding and Robin C. Spaulding. EAST AVE. 300: $100,500, Federal National Mortgage Association to Emily E. Dantin. ELMWOOD INDUSTRIAL PARK SUBDIVISION, PORTION OF GROUND: $400,300, Illinois Central Railroad Co.… Continue reading →

New Orleans property transfers, March 10-13, 2015

Advocate staff photo by SHERRI MILLER -- Freddy Galindo sold this home at 2934 Banks St. in New Orleans' 1st District to Williams T. Adkins and Kimberly C. Adkins for $285,000.

NEW ORLEANS Transfers for MaRCH 10 TO MarCH 13 BANKS ST. 2722: $160,000, Denise Lewis, Pamela Lewis Ambrose, Carl Lewis, Shaun Lewis, Romero Lewis, Earl Tompson Jr, Lamont Thompson, Patricia Jynes, Gwendolyn Jynes, Lavell Jynes, Lenorise Jynes, Cleveland Jynes, Stevie Jynes, Shantell Jynes, Raymonell Jynes and… Continue reading →

St. John property transfers, March 9-13, 2015

Advocate staff photo by SHERRI MILLER -- Trencia Renea Knight sold this home at 22 Moss Court in LaPlace to Robert D. Ory, Jr., and Benjamin M. Ory for $83,000.

St. john the baptist TRANSFERS FOR MARCH 9 TO MARCH 13 GARDENIA AVE. 712: $52,000, Lauren A. Thurman Haislup to Yisheng Liu. CORTEZ STREET 406: $170,000, Landcraft, LLC to Yolanda M. Dennis and LaQuana Jone’e Dennis. CORTEZ STREET 401: $167,550, Landcraft, LLC to Tiesha Armant, wife of/and Tony… Continue reading →

West Jefferson property transfers, March 4-11, 2015

Advocate staff photo by SHERRI MILLER -- John G. Phelan Jr. and Jean A. L. Phelan sold this home at 609-11 Grefer Ave. in Harvey to James C. Richard, Jr.,  for $65,000.

WEST JEFFERSON Transfers for March 4 to March 11 ANNE DRIVE 100: donation, no value stated, John F. Reynolds to Kim P. Reynolds. CANTA DRIVE 113: $35,000, Maria M. Fernandez to Shannon Eskinde and Odessa A. Eskinde. ELAINE DRIVE 84: $55,000, Joseph C. Brocks and Chanell M. Brown… Continue reading →

Greek Revival beauty is a star of PRC’s Shotgun House Tour

Advocate staff photo by SHERRI MILLER -- The home of Martin and Taylor Posposil in New Orleans on Monday, Mar. 16, 2015.

Taylor and Martin Pospisil were getting just a little bit frantic. Their baby was due in a matter of weeks, and they had hoped to buy a house and move in before she arrived. “It was early in 2014, and the market was going crazy,” Taylor Pospisil said. “We had put in bids on three houses… Continue reading →

Composting Network: Kitchen scraps fertilize local gardens on a large scale

Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ-- Joe Brock of Composting Network inside of a truck with his product in New Orleans, La. Tuesday, March 17, 2015.

When he was working to get the nonprofit NOLA Green Roots up and running a few years ago, Joe Brock kept hitting a barrier. Although the facility where he taught local and out-of-town groups how to build community gardens was a success, Brock inevitably would find himself with a shortage of compost to use in the garden… Continue reading →

New Orleans home and garden calendar, March 21, 2015

NORTHSHORE GARDEN SHOW AND PLANT SALE: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., St. Tammany Fairgrounds, 1304 N. Columbia St., Covington. The St. Tammany Master Gardener association and LSU AgCenter sponsor the event, which includes 50 exhibitors, daily educational talks by pros and food concessions. Rain or Shine. $5. (985) 875-2635. SECRET GARDENS TOUR: 8:30… Continue reading →

Spring Fiesta opens doors to history in the Quarter

This weekend and next, the New Orleans Spring Fiesta Association offers a slate of programs aimed at providing a glimpse into the factors that have made New Orleans into America’s most interesting city. “We want to educate people about the history and the architecture of New Orleans,” said Tyra Treadway, president of the Spring… Continue reading →

New Orleans property transfers, March 3 to March 9, 2015

Advocate staff photo by SHERRI MILLER -- James C. Gardner III and Marcia P. Gardner  sold this home at 616 Verret St. in New Orleans to Jesse S. George and Amanda George for $259,000.

NEW ORLEANS Transfers for March 3 to March 9 ANNUNCIATION ST. 1235: $450,000, Matthew Paul Prejean to Adrian M. Haynes and Stacey Boldt. CAMP ST. 823: $2,200,000, Faubourg Saint Charles LLC to Camp Street Gallery LLC. CARONDELET ST. 720: $100 and other good and valuable consideration, Reo… Continue reading →

St. Tammany Parish transfers, Feb. 25 to March 2, 2015

Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Byron D. Rush and Tammy Richards Rush sold this home at 1232 Fairfield Drive in Mandeville to Jonathan A. Johnson and Laura E. Graves for $236,000.

ST. TAMMANY Transfers for Feb. 25 to March 2 ABITA OAKS SUBDIVISION, LOT 11-B-1: $22,500, Investar Bank to R&J Construction. ANTHONY AVE. 202: $169,000, Hank B. Daniels and Kimberly S. Daniels to Adolfo Rodriguez II, Cashel B. Rodriguez and Adolfo Rodriguez III. COMANCHE DRIVE 823: $200,000, Jason… Continue reading →

West Jefferson Parish transfers, Feb. 26 - March 3, 2015

Advocate staff photo by SHERRI MILLER -- David J. Becnel and Mary A. C. Becnel sold this home at 1317 Friedrichs St. in Gretna to John R. Rihner, III, for $123,000.

WEST JEFFERSON Transfers for Feb. 26 to March 3 GLEN DELLA DRIVE 355: $61,900, LNV Corp. to Brandon Brown. WASHINGTON PLACE SUBDIVISION, LOT 13, SQUARE 111: $75,475, Reverse Mortgage Solutions Inc. to Federal National Mortgage Association. NORMANDY ST. 617: $345,000, Stephanie B. Davis… Continue reading →

St. John property transfers, March 2-6, 2015

St. John Transfers for March 2 TO March 6 RIDGEWOOD DR. 26: $142,000, Fannie Mae A/K/A Federal National Mortgage Association to Renne P. Campos, wife of /and Luis Campos. GARDENIA AVE. 529: $150,000, Belly R. Butler and Dawn Moore Butler to Shanoura L. Patterson. INGLESIDE ROAD 138:… Continue reading →

Master landscaper’s work highlighted on Secret Garden Tour

In collaboration with architect Greg Pierce, Rene Fransen designed a home and garden in the 1200 block of First Street on the upcoming tour. The garden features a new pool and a pavillion for easy outdoor living.

When landscape architect Rene Fransen dons what he jokingly calls his “New York look,” he appears every bit the celebrity. Picture the designer in a handsome black overcoat, a charcoal turtleneck, black trousers and shades, and you will understand why some have even called him a legend.… Continue reading →

Home and garden calendar, March 14 - April 7, 2015

NEW ORLEANS HOME & GARDEN SHOW: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, 1500 Sugar Bowl Drive. The 60th annual home show features exhibitors, demonstrations, and guest appearances. $15. (504) 232-6361, Christian39@cox.net. VINTAGE GLASS AND COLLECTIBLES SALE: 10 a.m. to… Continue reading →

East Jefferson Parish transfers, Feb. 20-25, 2015

Advocate staff photo by SHERRI MILLER -- Angelo A. Lassey and Esmeralda R. Graham sold this home at 3200 Indiana Ave. in Kenner to Paul M. Lumpkin for $195,000.

EAST JEFFERSON Transfers for Feb. 20 to Feb. 25 BAILEY ST. 144: $239,000, Wade R. Bigner and Renee L. Bigner to Jeremy S. LeCarpentier. OAKLAND AVE. 167-69: $160,000, Calogera C. Ranatza, Michael A. Ranatza, Ronald J. Ranatza, Judith G. R. Budo and Mary A. R. Hamdan to Karen R.… Continue reading →

New Orleans property transfers, Feb. 25 to March 2, 2015

Advocate staff photo by SHERRI MILLER -- Ora Lee Simpson Watson sold this home at 5720 Foxcroft Drive in New Orleans to Shawn M. Lockett and Melanie C. Lockett for $308,500.

NEW ORLEANS Transfers for Feb. 25 to March 2 CLEVELAND AVE. 2908-10: $442,000, DDH New Orleans LLC to Matthew L. Madden and Joyce V. Madden. D’HEMECOURT ST. 3815-17: $271,000, Storland07 LLC to Kenneth E. Boyd and Jaimee L. Boyd. Erato St. 1525, 1533, Unit 314, St. Charles… Continue reading →

St. John property transfers, Feb. 23-27, 2015

Advocate staff photo by SHERRI MILLER -- Allen J. Hebert, Jr., and Mary Mauterer Hebert sold this home at 111 Nicole Dr. in LaPlace to Frank P. Tarantino for $168,000.

St. John the Baptist TRANSFERS for FEB. 23 TO FEB. 27 PARCEL H-1, SQ. F BELLE TERRE TWO, ST. ANDREWS ESTATES PHASE II, PARCEL A-1, BELLE TERRE TWO, ST. ANDREWS ESTATES, PHASE III AND PARCEL A-2, BELLE TERRE TWO, ST. ANDREWS ESTATES, PHASE III: $100.00, Belle Terre… Continue reading →

St. Charles Parish property transfers, Feb. 16-20, 2015

Advocate staff photo by SHERRI MILLER -- Anil K. Chinthala and Madhuri Satlapalli Chinthala sold this home at 29 Dunleith Drive in Destrehan to Thomas F. Crozier II and Pamela Jackson Crozier for $220,000.

St. Charles Transfers from Feb. 16 to Feb. 20 DUNLEITH DRIVE 29: $220,000, Anil K. Chinthala and Madhuri Satlapalli Chinthala to Thomas F. Crozier II and Pamela Jackson Crozier. DUNLEITH DRIVE 41: $237,500, Karen Hicks Lowrey to Robert McBride and Kay Richmond McBride. VILLERE DRIVE 165: $270,000, Anthony… Continue reading →

New Orleans gardener has tips on raising best organic vegetables

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG --  Tomatoes grow in an organic garden.

If your idea of a spring garden means tomatoes, eggplants and okra instead of snapdragons and petunias, Jordan Bantuelle can make your dreams come true. Saturday, Bantuelle offers a workshop on growing organic veggies at the Urban Farmstead in Central City. “Last week we covered getting beds and plants started, and this week we’ll talk about… Continue reading →