Richard & Liz Bergeron

Calgary’s Real Estate Specialists

Richard's Cell: 403-819-2331 | Liz's Cell: 403-875-8470

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Echeverias proving popular for summer nuptials

Two out of two brides have asked me to help them find the same plants for their wedding this summer.

OK – it’s true – I only know two brides-to-be, but I was surprised they both inquired about the same plant. My niece Ayla and the daughter of my university roommate , Kendra, asked me about succulent plants for their big days.… Read More

Wedding bell bliss is a post from: CREBNow

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Celebrate Terra Madre Day with good, clean, fair food

When Brennan Anderson was moving a box of books from his basement this past fall, a big, fat spaghetti squash rolled out from behind it.

The squash, leftover from his mom’s food delivery the previous October, was wedged between the wall and the box.

Was it gross and mouse-chewed?… Read More

Fast facts on slow food is a post from: CREBNow

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Making holiday wreaths from nature’s bounty

* photo courtesy Rocky Mountain Wreaths

It’s that time of year, when the days grow short, your windows need scraping and your plastic sparkly wreath comes out from storage for its repeat seasonal appearance.

But it doesn’t have to be that way.You could start cutting greens in your own landscape and bring the rich evergreen smells of the season into your home.… Read More

‘Tis the season is a post from: CREBNow

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Some garden tips for Calgary’s spring season

Spring dashes in and out of Calgary like a mouse checking for crumbs at the cabin. Winter is gone and the earth is warming. Suddenly, winter is back again with flurries and frost.

As the snow melts, jobs in the garden include raking the lawn, cleaning leaves off outdoor beds and making compost.… Read More

Hurry up and wait is a post from: CREBNow

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Hardy flowers for the cool spring season

A giant cardboard box of flowers arrived last week. Every plant was primly upright and not a drop of soil had escaped a single pot.

What?

Who gets their annuals shipped in?

Well, I do, but quite accidentally. Ten years ago, I filmed a television series for Home and Garden television
called Bugs and Blooms.… Read More

Punchy pansies is a post from: CREBNow

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Some options for swinging away on a summer’s day

Summer has finally arrived and it’s always best to be outside on a beautiful day. Of all the outdoor furniture pieces on my “must-have” list, the hammock remains my No. 1 choice. What could be better than swinging away on a lazy afternoon with a cool drink and a good book?… Read More

Hammock haven is a post from: CREBNow

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