Everyone’s outdoor spaces are getting a lot more use this year. With the continuing concerns about the pandemic, most of us are staying closer to home. And we learned pretty quickly that four walls can get claustrophobic.
If you’re looking for a themed garden, or staring at some empty pots you bought at a yard sale or a plot of ground that you’ve been meaning to till and plant, why not start with pollinator-friendly native plants?
Anecdotal reports suggest a more dynamic future for Hudson Valley residential real estate than the data about the recent past has indicated. The next two months should test that hypothesis. Meanwhile, the rumor mill will rule.
Energy Square is now alive with tenants. The net-zero-energy mixed-use building on the midtown site of the former Mid-City Lanes will be called home by 79 people who won a housing lottery that left 800 more on the waiting list. The ground floor will include new space for the Center for Creative Education, part of which will be sublet for a cafe.
Nurseries are among the few local businesses that have blossomed this spring. While fear of the pandemic may have ravaged the mind, it was planting that revitalized the soul.
The Woodstock Pollinator Pathway is currently working with 52 homeowners and properties around town. “We help people find the right plant hosts,” said Ellie Reese of the Woodstock Land Conservancy. “For caterpillars, say, only milkweed will host a Monarch butterfly. We’re stressing the need for much more than just nectar plants.”
Home may be where the heart is, but for more and more homeowners in the Hudson Valley, it’s also where their heart rates are measured.
An insider’s guide to house-hunting in the Hudson Valley.
The Wallkill Valley Land Trust’s tenth annual Houses on the Land Tour: The Western Hamlets of New Paltz Over the Wallkill has been re-scheduled to Saturday, June 5, 2021.
Buy, lease or forget the whole thing? A deep dive into the options faced by solar-curious homeowners in New York State.