Real Estate Agent with First Realty Auburn

 SPRING is a time for all things growing to be renewed... a time for all things hibernating to awaken. A time to grow where you are planted and time to plant some things to grow.

This link is filled with excellent and well-organized information on growing native and naturalized wildflowers in the state of Alabama    http://www.auburn.edu/awac/watch1.htm

If you are wondering where to find some seeds or bulbs or accessories for your garden in Lee County, Alabama, here are a few favorites that I've found:

Fred's Feed & Seed (334-502-6602), right on the outskirts of Auburn in Loachapoka, on the north side of Hwy 14. It's a place that speaks of the past, with its unique, old world charm and superb customer service. You will find an extensive selection of supplies here, for planting and wildlife.

Sikes Feed & Seed (334-745-5301), located in Opelika on the east side of Auburn, carries large supplies of seeds, bulbs, and animal feed. They are located at 1011 Avenue C.

Blooming Colors (334-821-7929), located at the intersection of South College & Donahue (across the street from Kinnucans), always has an incredibly inviting display on the corner of their raised lot. Right now there are adirondack chairs painted in every spring color, along with an array of blooming plants. It always looks delightfully seasonal and inviting.

 Out In The Garden (334-705-6965), located at the intersection of Moores Mill Road and Lee Road 146 (4137 Lee Road 146), is one of my favorites. I stumbled upon it one day when I stopped  for directions, shortly after I moved here. I was quite enchanted with the very zen-like atmosphere and the sounds and smells of gardens and waterfalls. I walked around all the gardens for nearly an hour, and came away with a happy heart and a small, potted plant that managed to survive for nearly 2 years on my porch. During the summer season, they have a wonderful fruit & vegetable vendor that parks his cart just outside of their store, several days a week.

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Michael A. Caruso
Surterre Properties - Laguna Niguel, CA

Hi Mara,

This is such a nice time to sell.  Everything is blooming, green, and the air is fresh & clean.  We are enjoying being outdoors right now with our clients in socal with the beautiful 70 degree weather outside.

Have a successful week.

Michael A. Caruso

Mar 11, 2008 07:57 AM #1
Mara Hawks
First Realty Auburn - Auburn, AL
Inactive-2012 REALTOR - Homes for Sale Auburn Real Estate, AL
Thanks Michael! My daughter lives in Encinitas... my son in Hermosa Beach... I need to be in socal! :-)
Mar 11, 2008 08:10 AM #2
Lynn Johnson
Coldwell Banker Home Connection - Owatonna, MN
Owatonna, MN Real Estate
Mara - Thanks for the touch of spring.  We're not at that point yet - still have snow on the ground.  But after a few more days like today it'll really get us in the mood for things associated with spring - like buyers.
Mar 11, 2008 03:03 PM #3
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
Mara, you hit on one of my favorite topics of spring, etiher planting bulbs or planting tulips and daffodils when we've had the last freeze. So beautiful! Great local information you provided.
Mar 14, 2008 03:47 PM #4
Todd and Danielle Millar
Glenn Simon Inc. - Edmonton, AB
Nineteen years of excellence!
Mara - How true! I think the spring air makes you want to clean out everything or make big changes (including selling or buying). I am so happy we can open window and let fresh air and bird calls in now!
Mar 16, 2008 12:50 PM #5
Liz Carter
Liz Carter & Team Realty-Your Real Estate Resource For Life! - Katy, TX
Broker/Owner of Liz Carter & Team Realty, Katy TX (Houston)

Hi Mara,I love to garden, my flowers are so pretty right now.  March in Houston, Katy TX is a truly glorious time of the year.  Next month we have all the wild flowers, and I have a tons of those at my lake house,  Our highways in Texas are beautiful, miles and miles of blue bonnets, Indian paint brush and other wild flowers are everywhere.  I'll send you some pictures of those.  Here is my azaleas in Katy.  Have a blessed Easter.  Liz

Mar 21, 2008 07:03 PM #6
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