Because the blossoms smell as good as this one looks. Plus, it's hardy from Long Island to South Florida. Plus, it has a tidy upright habit and is perfectly sized for many peoples' yard. Plus, it's virtually problem-free. What more do you want from a tree?
Commented on Apr 28, 2013
One of the twin magnolias on Day Road in SC. Note the size compared to the church pew underneath!
Although this is not our area of expertise, we thought we'd pass on this information that was tested by our employees. They are always talking about their own home repairs and we thought
this was an interesting topic and solution.
Rust in the bathroom is usually the result of two related situations. Either iron-containing metals in your bathroom fixtures have begun to rust OR your mineral-rich water supply contains iron particles and has begun to stain areas where water runs. This happens even with a porcelain tub as two of our employees found out.
Bleach and Tilex made the rust stains worse and they sparked another chemical reaction, creating more rust stains on the non-skid surface on the tub floor. Other products that either made things worse or didn't work at all: Lysol, toilet bowl cleansers, Soft Scrub, Goof Off, Awesome, Comet, Simple Green, Mean Green, Magic Eraser and CLR,
However, we found 2 things that really worked: Clorox2 and Hydrogen Peroxide. The Clorox2 worked best and required less scrubbing. Just pour either product on the stain and let it sit. Then scour gently with a damp sponge and rinse. If the stains are really bad you may have to repeat the process twice.
Commented on Jan 22, 2013
We live in Florida and have a well that has heavy iron content. We added a water softener and
use rust removal pellets which help greatly. My 'go-to" for rust stains in the bath or toilet is "whink" which I get at WAlly for a few dollars. It comes in a brown bottle and you will find it in the hardware section. I've tried other products without success but this works as soon as you squeeze it on. Although I'm sure the home-made mix mentioned above will work great, Whink doesn't require any scrubbing.
We had an ugly floor in our basement bedroom that we wanted to change, but didn't have the budget for carpet. I like getting creative with paint so I used floor paint and polyurethane to
transform the floor. It took a little time and effort but we were pleased with the results. For the complete how-to for this project, click on the link to visit my blog post.
Commented on Oct 21, 2012
We did this on our sun porch in Charleston and it turned out great! A friend took it one step
further, using torn brown craft paper and polying over it. It looked like leather when she was done. My mind started working immediately with thoughts of wrapping paper or other types of "art" on the floor...
This is the kitchen in a home we looked at. The entire house needs to be redone but of course the kitchen would be one of the first rooms to overhaul. I'm stumped though. Den to the left, LR and Foyer to the right. I don't like the fridge next to the stove, but I do like the island counter. I could enlarge that and add a sink, but what would I do with that small wall with the stove and fridge? Since the kitchen is nearly the first thing you see when you come in, it needs to "Ohhhhh".
Commented on Aug 28, 2012
I think it is a bookshelf in the living area. Hmmm! Good Eye! I may be able to rob some space