Poll results: Gardening plans
Yourhomers are planning to stock up on perennials and patio furniture to prepare their gardens for spring, according to last week's poll results.
Forty-one per cent of those who voted said they planned to buy perennials this season. Patio furniture or accessories were the second most popular planned purchase at 27 per cent.
Shrubs and trees came in third, with 18 per cent, then annuals with nine per cent. Landscaping services came last, with five per cent of voters.
Spring has arrived, and the warm weather is hopefully right around the corner, so stay tuned for lots more great gardening content, including how to start a vegetable garden like Michelle Obama and 3 easy steps to a flower garden.
This week, I'm taking it a little bit closer to home with the poll question (we all know that I'm not blessed with a green thumb!), and asking whether you'd consider purchasing a home through an online listings service, such as Kijiji or Craigslist. This comes from comments on my home hunting adventure.
We're working with a realtor in our home hunt, because, quite frankly, Mr. Speedy and I need all the help we can get. And, we trust @RealEstateSimon. I wouldn't have the same level of comfort visiting listings off a free website, nor would I necessarily be accompanied by someone with the know-how to tell me if there are obvious wiring problems, upcoming neighbourhood issues or building deficiencies. As a house hunting newbie, that worries me.
But, I want to hear from you! Are my worries unfounded? Would you buy a home from a free listing website? Vote on the front page. And, let me know in the comments if your answer's conditional, i.e., I would, after having a qualified home inspector check the place out.
And, if you're looking for more Saturday morning reading, check out Colin and Justin's latest kitchen project, learn about DIY renos and take a peek inside Colour Confidential host Jane Lockhart's home!