Single-Family – 13 West Parsons Drive Conway, MA 01341 is now back on the market!

Great Location for this 3 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath Cape Style Home Built in 1986. Large Dining Room, Kitchen w/ Center Island and Cathedral Ceilings. Good Sized Living Room with Fireplace and Doors to Side Deck! Large Master Bedroom with Cathedral Ceilings. Private Setting located within walking distance to the Center of Town!

This is a Cape style home and features 7 total rooms, 1 full bath, 1 half bath, 3 bedrooms, 1.35 Acres, and is currently available for $239,900.

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Single-Family – 23 Warfield Road Charlemont, MA 01339 now has a new price of $224,000!

Amazing Views from this solid Ranch Style Home! Great layout for this large 2076SF, 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Home. Situated on an open .9 Acre Lot. Open Kitchen & Family Room with Fireplace, Large Living Room with Fireplace and Bay Window view great views of Berkshire East. Formal Dining Room, Master Bedroom with Bath, (2) Good Sized Bedrooms and Full Bath. Well maintained with updated Heating System, 2-Car Garage & Much More!

This is a Ranch style home and features 7 total rooms, 2 full baths, 3 bedrooms, 0.90 Acres, and is currently available for $224,000.

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Growing Hydrangeas

Long lasting and exceptionally beautiful, hydrangeas are a festive addition to most any home landscape. Not only do hydrangeas make a dramatic and colorful statement in the garden, the blooms of these unique plants can be easily dried for indoor arrangements.

The coloration of several varities of hydrangea flowers can be changed or controlled by regulating the acidity of your garden soil in which the hydrangeas are planted. The majority of hydrangea varieties show a variation in the color of the flowers as the plant matures. White varieties tend to stay white, however blue and pink varieties can be manipulated to change or intensify their color via the pH of the soil.

If hydrangeas in your garden currently produce blue flowers, enhancing the soil to make it more alkaline will slowly change blue flowers to pink. Hydrangeas planted next to a sidewalk or concrete foundation often turn pink from the lime that leaches into the soil from the concrete.

Conversely, if you increase the acidity of the soil, your pink hydrangeas will turn blue. Aluminum sulfate, available online or from local home and garden centers can be incorporated into the soil around the base of the hydrangea bush to increase acidity. Follow package direction for accurate application as over application may burn roots and damage or stunt the growth of your plants.
Hydrangeas are also excellent as potted plants to added color and greenery to the patio, terrace or balcony.

United States Hardiness Zones For Hydrangeas
Over the past decade, horticulturists have developed several varieties of “ever-blooming” hydrangeas. Commonly known as “mop head hydrangeas”, these plants will flourish and bloom much further north than before. Ever-blooming varieties such as “Blushing Bride” and “Endless Summer” blooms multiple times a year and so well in southern climates as well. “Annabelle”, “Oakleaf” and “Peewee” are other varieties that do well in both northern and southern location. Hydrangeas thrive in United States Hardiness Zones 4 through 11.

While the majority of varieties of hydrangeas grow best in a shaded area, there are several that prefer a sunny spot in the garden. Hydrangeas present large, showy blooms in shades of white, pink, blue and lavender. The spectacular blooms typically fade to shades of burgundy, red, or pink before drying to beige. In many parts of the country, the blooms will dry in place on the plant and remain attractive through the winter.

Hydrangeas prefer moist, well-drained, nutrient rich soil. To produce the best flowers possible, enhance the soil around the base of the plant will a generous application of well-aged herbivore manure (cow, horse, lama, mule, sheep, or goat.)

Pruning
Trim your hydrangea blooms as they fade, keeping in mind that the hydrangea plant only blooms on new growth.