Rental – 14 Prentice Street Worcester, MA 01604 is now new to the market!

Mint Condition – 2nd Floor Apartment – Owner Occupied for 75 Years – Great Location Off of Shrewsbury Street – 5 Rooms – One Bedroom – Beautiful Hardwood Floors – Large Open Space – Gas Heat – Washer/Dryer

This property features 5 total rooms, 1 full bath, 1 bedroom, and is currently available for $1,100.

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Single-Family – 23 Chiltern Hill Drive Worcester, MA 01602 is now new to the market!

Owner unexpectedly relocating out of state… So there wasn’t time to provide the necessary attention to the house before listing. A little T.L.C. will bring this property up-to-par. This listing offers a sought after city location with a sense of seclusion in its natural setting. Cathedral ceilings in the living room with an open floor plan to the Kitchen with a breakfast bar, gracious dining area and a slider to the deck. Three generous size bedrooms, two full and one half bathrooms, and a finished lower level that offers an additional 700 sq. ft. of living space. The elevated lot terraces to a hilltop view, especially spectacular from the deck. The driveway is easily accessible from road, making winter entrance ideal through the 2 car garage. Brand New Garage Doors. Stonework, boulders, and mature plantings enhance the lot. A serious Seller, a realistic price. Property is being sold in it’s current condition. Seller is requesting and end of August closing.

This is a Ranch style home and features 6 total rooms, 2 full baths, 1 half bath, 3 bedrooms, 0.66 Acres, and is currently available for $260,000.

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Multi-Family – 11 Iowa St Worcester, MA 01602 is now new to the market!

Exceptionally Large Westside 2 family- 7 rooms in each unit which include 3 bedrooms, living room,dining room, kitchen, bath and foyer/office .2nd floor apartment just remodeled. Updated pantry with granite counters and new sink vanity, brand new bathroom and fixtures, entire apartment painted. New tile floor in kitchen, pantry and bath. Both steam Boilers replaced in 2009 .The 2nd floor unit has access to 3 more bedrooms in the attic. There also is an enclosed porch off foyer 2nd floor. Electrical panels replaced recently.

This property features 14 total rooms, 2 full baths, 6 bedrooms, 0.15 Acres, and is currently available for $305,000.

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How to Lengthen the Life of Cut Flowers

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 its vase life. The 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
  • Orchids (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 to reading 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!