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Posted by Sally Malsch on 5/18/2017


22 Mcintosh Dr, Amherst, MA 01002

Condo

$297,500
Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
2
Baths
Move right into renovated, ranch style condo & enjoy single level living in beautiful Upper Orchard! 1352 SF comprise large, open living-dining area with fireplace and custom, built-in book shelves. Eat-in kitchen touts cherry cabinets. 2 bedrooms include master bedroom with new built-in shelving, remodeled master bath & over-sized shower, cherry cabinets with Corian counter top. Likewise 2nd bathroom features cherry cabinetry, Corian counter top and shower. From three season, screened porch you enjoy views of landscaped courtyard dotted with apple trees. This unit has the advantage of an attached, one car garage with direct access to unit and plentiful storage space. Upgrades: gas, hot water heater, siding, garage doors, windows, gutters. Enjoy sunny So. Amherst, close to Atkins Market, Eric Carle Museum & Holyoke Range. FIRST SHOWINGS AT OPEN HOUSE ON SUNDAY, MAY 21ST, 1-3.
Open House
Sunday
May 21 at 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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Location: 22 Mcintosh Dr, Amherst, MA 01002    Get Directions

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Posted by Sally Malsch on 5/17/2017

We all want our flowers to last forever. We want it so much that there are entire aisles in Michael's devoted to plastic flowers that will bloom for eternity. But when it comes to creating a warm atmosphere with pleasant fragrances, nothing compares to the real thing. Here's how to get the most of your potted plants and flowers.

Choose your plants wisely

All plants are different. Some flower for different lengths of time or even at completely opposite times of the year. When it comes to cut flowers, they too last varying lengths depending on the species. The time a cut flower lasts before wilting is called itsávase life.áThe vase life is a hard life. But certain flowers withstand it better than others.
  • Chrysanthemums (25-30 days) - They're not a flashy flower, and they don't need much to survive in a vase other than fresh water each day
  • Orchidsá(10-30 days) - There are countless varieties of orchids available. Aside from their unique form and appearance, orchids can also be surprisingly hardy
  • Anthurium or "flamingo flower" (15-45 days) - Flamingo flowers are a rare sight, and last quite a long time if maintained properly. But pet owners beware: they're considered toxic to dogs and cats

Preparing the vase

The first thing to remember is to clean a vase thoroughly before you put flowers in it. Once clean, start to prepare your water. Plants need food too. If your flowers came with plant food this is the best option for preserving your flower. Otherwise, there are homemade recipes for plant solution that usually involve something acidic and something sugary. Lemon juice and sugar work well mixed with water. Or you can mix one part lemon-lime soda (not diet soda) with three parts water. Next, cut the flowers slightly longer than the length of the vase and pop them in.

Caring for your flower

The job's not over once you put the flowers in the vase. The real trick to making flowers last longer is caring for them once in the vase.
  • Trim a centimeter or less off of the stems every other day
  • Add water as needed and refresh the water after a few days. Be sure to add your plant food solution as well
  • The flowers themselves can be maintained as well. Most flowers benefit from being misted with water once every day or two. Others recommend spraying things like hair spray which acts as a preservative directly onto the petals. Though it seems do defeat the purpose of taking such care to keep the flowers healthy.
  • Be sure to keep the flowers in a temperate place. If the flowers or water heat up or cool down too much the flowers could wilt

The flowers are dead. Now what?

Once the flowers have wilted (hopefully after a long amount of time due toáreading the aforementioned tips!) it may seem like you have no further use for them. But there are plenty of creative ways to repurpose wilted flowers on the internet such as making a wreath or even adding them to your bath. Let us know which flowers you've had the best luck with!    





Posted by Sally Malsch on 5/17/2017


18 Autumn Ln, Amherst, MA 01002

Condo

$239,900
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
This well maintained & updated Townhouse with deeded garage boasts southern exposure on the deck side & enjoys views of the Mt. Holyoke Range, Pelham Hills & flowering apple orchard trees. Tri-level condo features 3 bedrooms, 1 full and 2-½ baths, plus @300 finished SF basement with walk-out through slider. The living room touts a fireplace & slider to open deck. Amenities: all sliders & windows replaced, along with gas furnace and central A/C. In 2006/07 Association put on new roof & vinyl siding. Added perks for owners at Autumn Lane: outdoor tennis court & in-ground pool. Popular Atkins Farm country market shopping is nearby, as is Eric Carle Children's Musuem. In minutes commute north to Amherst Center, Hampshire and Amherst Colleges and to UMASS or in 5-10 minutes drive south to Mt. Holyoke State Park & to Mt. Holyoke College.
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Posted by Sally Malsch on 5/16/2017


30 Jenks St, Amherst, MA 01002

Single-Family

$264,900
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
This value added, lovingly maintained, Ranch with two story addition is located in established neighborhood on PVTA bus line to Fort River, Amherst Center and UMASS. Tinkerers will covet the two car, detached garage with work area, and gardeners will relish the large, west facing, backyard bordered by manicured arbor vitae. 1592 square feet comprise on the main level the dining room & spacious living room with wood stove along with master bedroom, bath & study/sewing room. Two bedrooms are on the 2nd floor. The vintage, country kitchen is fully applianced & features abundant, cherry stained, cabinetry. Access the backyard from the kitchen, and walk a short distance to the Amethyst Brook & Robert Frost Trails. The full basement, accessed from the kitchen or living room, has a work shop & plentiful storage. FIRST SHOWINGS AT THE OPEN HOUSE ON SATURDAY, MAY 20, 12-2.
Open House
Saturday
May 20 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Pelham Rd, left onto Jenks St. across from Heatherstone. House on the left.
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Location: 30 Jenks St, Amherst, MA 01002    Get Directions

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Posted by Sally Malsch on 5/15/2017


22 Mcintosh Dr, Amherst, MA 01002

Condo

$297,500
Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
2
Baths
Move right into renovated, ranch style condo & enjoy single level living in beautiful Upper Orchard! 1352 SF comprise large, open living-dining area with fireplace and custom, built-in book shelves. Eat-in kitchen touts cherry cabinets. 2 bedrooms include master bedroom with new built-in shelving, remodeled master bath & over-sized shower, cherry cabinets with Corian counter top. Likewise 2nd bathroom features cherry cabinetry, Corian counter top and shower. From three season, screened porch you enjoy views of landscaped courtyard dotted with apple trees. This unit has the advantage of an attached, one car garage with direct access to unit and plentiful storage space. Upgrades: gas, hot water heater, siding, garage doors, windows, gutters. Enjoy sunny So. Amherst, close to Atkins Market, Eric Carle Museum & Holyoke Range. FIRST SHOWINGS AT OPEN HOUSE ON SUNDAY, MAY 21ST, 1-3.
Open House
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