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Real Estate Agent - Rector Hayden, Lexington, Ky
This is a place to learn and think about what makes a house a home. Buyers and sellers will find a garden will add value to their lives. A house with a working garden builds value and character and becomes a treasured home. As Lexington's Green Thumb Realtor I am dedicated to helping people discover the value of having a home with a garden.



Of Lawns and Gardens               Mid September is the prime time for re-seeding and planting one’s lawn in Lexington.  Around the corner from our house one of our neighbors (who is a horticulturalist at UK) has torn up his front lawn and reseeded it.  He planted lawn seeds and then strewed stra...
When You’re Blonde Enough Nothing Else Matters             Eight years ago my wife adopted a three year old blonde cocker spaniel.   Kathy was won over by Abby’s big brown eyes and Jennifer Aniston haircut.  Abby was, essentially, already full grown and set in her ways, but I have a hunch that Ka...
Paul Campbell | Rector Hayden Realtors | 859.684.5890 589 Cecil Way, Lexington, KY Very well maintained 27 year old home on a very quite street. Two master bedrooms, one on each floor. Very quiet Bosch dishwasher adds to the tranqu 4BR/2BA Single Family House offered at $177,900 Year Built 1982 ...
Green Beans and Kentucky Wonders                         I planted 10 feet of green bean seeds in late June.  When we lived in Seattle I would have planted the bean seeds in July, with the intentions of getting a crop during late August and early September before the shortening days and damp nigh...
Civilization and gardens               During World War II Americans turned their yards (and sometimes roof gardens) into vegetable gardens so that they could ease the strain on the food supply. These were called Victory Gardens.   In 1944 about 40% of all the vegetables being consumed in the US ...
Tonight I want to start a series of blog postings that I will call simply "Reasons I Garden."  This may help some readers understand my passion to garden and why I think it should be such an integral part of owning a home. When I am lonely, disheartened or just confused and bewildered with the c...
I have been in the proceess of getting a home ready to sell the past three weeks.  When I bought it  I was hoping to have it on the market next week.  Things just take longer than I usually plan and of course it costs more to make the necessary upgrades than I had planned. I do some of the demoli...
Last Wednesday Kathy and I enjoyed the Kentucky State Fair in Louisville. We were pleasantly surprised that most of the exhibits, even the places for the animals were  air conditioned.  The memories of my youthful experiences of attending fairs in the Pacific Northwest as a boy had served to make...

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