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Real Estate Matters

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Grandview subdivision in the early 1950s. After meeting with Realtors in Denver in 1948, Willard and Bill helped form the Loveland Board of Realtors. The group is now known as the Loveland/ Berthoud Association of Realtors. “Before that, they didn’t share information on listings,” John said. “You listed and sold your own stuff, and you didn’t cooperate with other real estate agents. It opened up just a whole new era for real estate in Loveland. With their abilities to in and around Loveland in share listings and share inthe early 1900s, and subdiformation, pay coop listings, vided some of it up for resicoop under commissions — dential properties. After los- those kinds of things were a ing his farm due to the big deal, which had not hapstruggling economic clipened before.” mate, David’s son, Willard, After Willard passed away came to Loveland in 1922 to in 1955, Bill continued debegin his career as an aucveloping Warnock Realty. tioneer for farms, ranches, “Dad really took the busilivestock and homes. He ness to the next level,” John formed Warnock Realty Co. said. “He had seven agents “One of the things that in the 60s. I never really unhas always amazed me is the derstood what he did, but he resilience of the company to was successful. Both he and go through the great demom were civic-oriented pression,” John said. “The people. economic tides that we’re “He was a gentleman of going through today are a the first degree, in terms of walk in the park compared who he was,” John said. to that. It was just a tough, “Just a remarkable man, tough time to go through. and I miss him.” So I’ve always admired my Bill passed away in 2004. grandfather’s ability to surJohn said Bill was in the ofvive through economic fice the week he died, and times. And then World War they closed over $5 million II comes along, there again, dollars in transactions in the that had to be a 15- or 20week after he passed. year period. How do you do “Just a remarkable legait? How do you get through cy,” John said. “He didn’t that?” have to work, he chose to work.” Willard’s son, Bill, who is John and Jean’s father, PASSING THE TORCH joined Willard at Warnock In the early 70s, Bill’s Realty in 1947 after returnsons, Dave and John, joined ing from WWII as a soldier in the Navy. Bill and Willard the firm. eventually became more inReal estate prices began volved in the residential sec- climbing quickly in the late 70s due to inflation. But tor and established the

Despite changes, challenging economic climate, Warnock family continues real estate tradition in Loveland

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uestion: I am 67 years old and own a rental property. I would like to sell the home but don't want to pay taxes on the gain. Should I live in the property for two years and then sell it? I'd like to avoid paying capital gains taxes on the sale. I am still working, but I'm in the poverty income tax bracket. The house has no mortgage, but the taxes, insurance and utilities are eating up my savings. Is there any way I could declare a hardship and avoid the capital gains taxes? Answer: Before you make any decision, you need to know what effect the sale of your home would have on your federal income taxes. If you don't make much money now, you're probably not paying much to the federal government. If you know what sales price you might get from the sale of the rental property, you then can decide whether to sell it and not worry about the tax consequences. However, if you've owned the property for many years and the taxes you owe will be quite significant, you may have some options to limit the amount you pay without fully eliminating the entire tax bill. The only sure way to defer the payment of capital gains and other federal income taxes on the sale of rental properties is to use a company that specializes in 1031 exchanges. When you use a company that handles 1031 exchanges, you basically sell the current investment property, place all the proceeds from the sale with the exchange company and buy a replacement investment property of like kind within a certain time period.

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ith roots in Loveland real estate from as far back as 1906, the Warnock family has had a hand in much of the shaping of the community in the last century. Willard Warnock, son of a farmer and the founder of Warnock Realty in 1922, overcame historical hurdles such as the great depression, the dust bowl and World War II. Willard’s son, Bill, then took the business to new heights while weathering a tight market in the 80s and championing a merger with a national company, Prudential, in 1991. Today, John Warnock and his daughter, Sarah, serve with Prudential Rocky Mountain in Loveland, while Jean (Warnock) Mackey, along with her husband Don Mackey, have recently moved from Prudential to RE/MAX Action Brokers in Loveland.

THE BEGINNING: WARNOCK REALTY John and Jean’s great grandfather, David, owned about 40 acres of farmland

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John & Sarah Warnock

Jean Mackey

Don Mackey

with an energy crisis in the early 80s, the real estate industry began struggling. “The 80s were a horrible time in real estate,” John said. Mortgage rates skyrocketed, going as high as

17 percent, and loans were difficult to obtain, he said. Jean joined the company in the 90s as an agent, and the industry gained steam I See FAMILY/Page E2

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H&RE Real Estate Transactions Real Estate Transactions are supplied by Prospects Unlimited Inc., 1151 Eagle Drive No. 467, Loveland, CO 80537, 970-667-1537.

• Joanne Bellairs from Sandra Alter, 1100 Taft Ave Unit 26, Loveland, $162,500, condo • Lisa Cortese from Scott Koberstein, 600 Larch Pl, Loveland, $183,000, home • Scott & Deborah • Cynthia Spreitzer Guinn from Arlene J from Patrica Spreitzer, Raines Trust, 1709 610 Grove Ct, LoveSauk Rd, Loveland, land, $305,000, home $395,000, home • Scott & Michelle • William & Nicholas Ludwig from Koberstein from Lisa Cortese, 3408 MariCarolyn Vongaertner ana Ct, Loveland, Trust, 4420 Prairie $320,000, home Trail Dr, Loveland, • Jonathon & $255,000, home Tiffany Leiper from • John & Ana SimFannie Mae, 2506 W mons from Deutsche 44th St, Loveland, Bank National Trust C, 943 Eagle Dr, Love- $166,000, home • Sheila & Dale Warland, $160,000, home ren from Lorna • Evelyn & Robert Greene, 2216 ArikaFleegal from Gary L ree Ct, Loveland, Sharon A Kegerreis Trust, 1580 Tennessee $147,000, home • Patrick Mccurdy St, Loveland, from HSBC Mortgage $375,000, home Services Inc, 617 S • John Hayarthur Empire Ave, Loveland, from Home State Bank, 600 Edgewood $101,000, home • Rebecca ArchuletDr, Loveland, ta from Mikell Keyes, $100,000, home • Richard Goscicki 1550 W 28th St Unit B8, Loveland, from Oak Valley Homes LLC, 275 Cari- $168,000, condo • Gc LLC from One na Cir Unit 103, Loveland, $174,600, condo Directory Place LLC, 380 W 37th St, Love• Lolly & Lance land, $11850,000, Light from 691 Irish LLC, 924 Deborah Dr, home • Karen Rakowsky Loveland, $126,000, home from Eric Rakowsky,

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Kratky from Velma Deyoe, 327 Virginia Dr, Estes Park, $115,000, home • Gary & Teri Lee from Stanley Hart, 854 Dunraven St, Estes Park, $185,000, home • Philip & Patricia Rau from Edward Mularz, 1078 Pine Knoll Dr, Estes Park, $410,000, home

4208 Florence Dr, Loveland, $187,000, home • Resident from Louis Smolic, 13048 Otter Rd, Loveland, $350,000, home • Alicia Lewis from Mathew Telfer, 3100 Ivy Dr, Loveland, $275,000, home • Andrea Maxwell from Robert Cundiff, 5070 Brandywine Dr, Loveland, $250,000, home • David Johnson from Devin Henderson, 400 E 40th St, Loveland, $170,000, home • Eric Richter from Midtown Affordable Homes, 2174 E 11th St, Loveland, $170,300, home • Slaven Kincic from Benny Thelen, 4605 Hahns Peak Dr Unit 201, Loveland, $128,000, condo

Johnstown • Darwin & Ardith Dixon from Stephen Meitler, 506 Pebble Beach Ave, Johnstown, $135,000, home • Brett Thomas from Sandra Castillo, 114 Sandstone Dr, Johnstown, $183,500, home • Thomas & Amanda Long from David Medlock, 414 Wyss St, Johnstown, $275,000, home • Cheryl Degrave from Oakwood Homes LLC, 3925 Balsawood Ln, Johnstown, $198,500, home • John & Johnna Hunter from Kevin Trammell, 2514 Rouen Ln, Johnstown, $265,000, home • Richard & Suzanne Cunningham from Wade Gonzales,

Berthoud • Timothy Young from Bank New York Mellon, 4809 Gary Dr, Berthoud, $235,900, home

Estes Park • Robin Casey from Sue Alton, 452 Stanley Ave, Estes Park, $162,000, home • Kenneth & Nancy

3673 Goodwin St, Johnstown, $291,500, home • Kalen & Benjami Arreola from Terrin Pivonka, 1423 Mallard Dr, Johnstown, $266,000, home

Milliken • Chase Mcbride from Windmills LLC, 810 Village Dr, Milliken, $167,000, home

Windsor • Resident from Byron Petersen, 4616 Pompano Dr, Windsor, $352,000, home • Megan & Derek Jordan from John Polzin, 906 Scotch Pine Dr, Windsor, $203,500, home • Irene Johnson from Fannie Mae, 213 Pelican Cv, Windsor, $231,000, home • Ellisa Baker from BK Am, 1224 Westwood Dr, Windsor, $199,000, home • Tyrone & Brenda Holland from Fed Home Loan Mtg Corp, 319 5th St, Windsor, $134,900, home • Linda & Albert Polese from Prestige Homes LLC, 670 Saratoga Way, Windsor, $213,900, home

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As a family, the Warnocks were dedicated to keeping business and From Page E1 family separate. “You draw a line of separation, throughout the decade. and there was no squabbling,� John said. NATIONAL MERGER “To be able to work with your sister and your brother and your In 1991, Warnock Realty Co. joined Prudential Real Estate Affil- dad and your daughter, it was aliates to increase its name recogni- ways so nice, because it was easy to work with one another. Family tion. “Dad and I both had the notion, time was family time, we didn’t separately, that we needed to affili- discuss business at Christmas.� The family continues to be cenate with a national franchise if we tered in the Loveland area. wanted to have an impact on the “In terms of a community, real estate market,� John said. there’s a good heart here in this “It gave us a way to attract new town,� John said. “I don’t think agents, ways to get agents trained, there’s a better place in the world and it really proved to be a pruto live.� dent move on our part.� After Dave retired in 2005, John LOOKING FORWARD bought his share of the company John said he is hopeful that a and in 2006, Prudential Warnock recovery in real estate is underway. joined four other northern ColHe looks back to the 80s and recorado Prudential real estate comognizes some standards that never panies to form Prudential Rocky should have been left. Mountain Realtors. “In the 1980s, loans were hard to get. Qualifying standards — we A NEW GENERATION never should have left those stanWhen Sarah joined Prudential in dards.� 2003, her grandfather, Bill, was John talked about standards beaming with pride. such as having to put up a down “It was a remarkable thing for payment, having a qualifying ratio him to watch,� John said, “he was under 30 percent, and having to so proud of that little girl, he saw prove your income. how hard she worked, so that was “Today, underwriting guidelines fun.� that were so liberal, are now so Sarah said she was never pushed tight — tighter than they were in to join the family business, but was the 80s.� welcomed when she chose to do He remains optimistic, however. so. “My view now, I think we’ve seen “It was wonderful. Dad took me the worst of it, at least in Colunder his wing. I’m forever in debt orado, and particularly Larimer to him. I’m very proud to be the County. The lines are trending upfourth generation to go into it.� wards, not downwards.�

Regional Snapshot for Loveland/Berthoud Residential Home & Real Estate is produced every Saturday by the Loveland Daily Reporter-Herald.

October

November

December

Active Listings Previous Year Active Listings

969 963

903 882

834 842

Sold Listings

105

90

90

$211,000 $201,500

$206,819 $194,900

$219,777 $245,000

121 127

131 127

130 128

DISPLAY ADVERTISING 669-5050

Year to Date Listings Sold Previous Year YTD Listing Sold

1,160 1,110

1,250 1,205

1,340 1,297

CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING 635-3650

Monthly Volume Previous Year Monthly Volume

$27,400,541 $32,560,029

$24,289,790 $22,476,776

$26,065,297 $26,273,366

Median Sales Price Previous Year Median Average Days on the Market Previous Year ADOM

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EDITORIAL INFORMATION 635-3656

Mortgage rate update This week Last week Trend

30-year fixed

4.81%

4.80%

15-year fixed

4.09%

4.08%

5/1 ARM

3.44%

3.45%

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H&RE Property of the Week

Using a 1031 exchange will allow you to sell the property but won't let you get to the money. That money would be tied up in the new property you would be required to buy. It seems that you probably want to sell the property and keep the money. If that's the case, you won't want to use a 1031 exchange. You'll need to sell the rental property outright. You talked about living in the rental property for at least two years. Well, when it comes to your primary residence, if you have lived in the primary residence for two out of the last five years, you can exclude from federal income taxes all profits up to $250,000 (or $500,000 if you are married). But the key there is that the home must be your primary residence and you must live in the home for two out of the last five years. In your situation, you could move out of your current home and into the rental property and live there at least two years. But a couple of years ago, the IRS changed the rules: If you owned a rental property that was later converted into your primary residence, you would still have to pay capital gains and other federal income taxes due on the sale of that property based on how long it was an investment property and how long it was your primary residence. So, moving into the home would not eliminate your obligation to pay capital gains taxes or other taxes to the federal government, but over time would decrease some of the tax obligation. Still, it's worth finding out exactly what you'd owe. Because the highest capital gains tax rate right now is 15 percent, you might find that if you sell the property now, you won't pay all that in capital gains taxes. But you may owe more to the IRS because you have to recapture any depreciation you took on the property over the years. Real estate investors typically take a tax break on their federal income taxes by depreciating the property. That depreciation may result in a reduction in your federal income taxes previously paid. When you sell the rental property, the federal government requires you to repay that benefit previously given to you at a rate of about 25 percent. In other words, if you took $100,000 in depreciation on your rental property over the years, you'd owe $25,000 to the government when you sell. Given all of this information, you need to understand what your ultimate liability would be if you sold the property. If you have someone who helps you with your federal income taxes, you can work with that person to see what it is you might have to pay if you sell the rental property.

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THE COTTAGE REALTY

970-532-5900

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NE LOVELAND

240 PIN OAK DRIVE

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$140’S -$220’S

SE LOVELAND

BOISE VILLAGE NORTH, ¼ MILE SOUTH OF HWY 34 ON N. BOISE AVENUE, 1899 10AM-6PM MIDTOWN HOMES E. 11TH

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NW LOVELAND

43RD & WILSON AVE THE COTTAGES AT 12-5 ENCHANTMENT RIDGE

SE LOVELAND

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12-5

THE COTTAGE REALTY

970-532-5900

$140’S -$220’S

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JOHNSTOWN – MILLIKEN

1849 CHESAPEAKE CIRCLE

12-3

THE GROUP, INC.

970-481-1250

$169,900* NW LOVELAND

$173,000

SW LOVELAND

1049 GRANT AVENUE

1-3

THE GROUP, INC.

970-227-0964

$170,000

$184,702

SE LOVELAND

255 CARINA CIRCLE #104

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THE GROUP, INC.

970-481-9801

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3402 RED MAPLE COURT

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THE GROUP, INC.

970-388-4261

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WINDSOR

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PHONE 970-690-5824

THE COTTAGE REALTY970-532-5900

970-456-4600

4403 ELLIOT PLACE

12-5

THE COTTAGE REALTY970-532-5900

JOHNSTOWN – MILLIKEN

1849 CHESAPEAKE CIRCLE

12-3

THE GROUP, INC.

970-481-1250

$184,702

SE LOVELAND

255 CARINA CIRCLE #104

1-4

THE GROUP, INC.

970-481-9801

COLDWELL BANKER 970-690-5824

$225,900

WINDSOR

292 SARATOGA DRIVE

1-4

THE GROUP, INC.

970-310-8804

1-4

THE GROUP, INC.

970-310-8804

$232,000

NW LOVELAND

4496 HAYLER AVENUE

12-5

THE COTTAGE REALTY970-532-5900

12-5

THE COTTAGE REALTY

970-532-5900

$278,500

WINDSOR

7409 PIMLICO DRIVE

12-5

THE GROUP, INC.

$232,000

NW LOVELAND

$240,000

NW LOVELAND

1417 W 31ST STREET

1-3

THE GROUP, INC.

970-690-9459

$279,900

FORT COLLINS

5457 WISHING WELL DRIVE

1-4

THE COTTAGE REALTY970-227-3893

$278,500

WINDSOR

7409 PIMLICO DRIVE

12-5

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NW LOVELAND

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NW LOVELAND

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THE GROUP, INC.

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$314,000

WINDSOR

7407 PIMLICO DRIVE

12-5

THE GROUP, INC.

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$298,664

NW LOVELAND

4355 RIDGWAY DRIVE

1-4

THE COTTAGE REALTY

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NW LOVELAND

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1-3

THE GROUP, INC.

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$314,000

WINDSOR

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12-5

THE GROUP, INC.

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$315,000

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9-12

THE GROUP, INC.

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$339,000

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1-4

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SW LOVELAND

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$389,750

SW LOVELAND

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12-4

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$429,500

SW LOVELAND

503 EAGLE CREST COURT

11-1

THE GROUP, INC.

970-481-1250

$414,500

SW LOVELAND

459 CAPE DORY DRIVE

12-2

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$535,000

NW LOVELAND

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$535,000

NW LOVELAND

2096 VISTA DRIVE

1-3

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$599,000

NW LOVELAND

1102 WOODS LANDING DRIVE

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$599,000

NW LOVELAND

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11-1

THE GROUP, INC.

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$825,000

SW LOVELAND

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THE GROUP, INC.

970-679-8265

$825,000

SW LOVELAND

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1:30-3:30

THE GROUP, INC.

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$895,000

SW LOVELAND

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1-4

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$895,000

SW LOVELAND

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1-4

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H&RE Front Range Gardening Beat cabin fever with outdoor crafts

Gnomes & Flamingos: Pop culture in the plant world face, but now — particularly with pink flamingos — people are doing it tongue in cheek, as a means of irony.” Gnomes became popular centuries n February 11, Walt Disney stuago, first being produced in Thuringia, dios is releasing a new movie, Germany, by Philip Griebel, who based Gnomeo and Juliet, bringing to his sculptures on local myths of gnomes the big screen two icons of the garden, helping gardeners at night. From there, superstars with devoted fans across the the gnomes caught on, with societies globe: garden gnomes and pink flaminpromoting them and fan clubs devoted to gos. These pillars of pop culture are ‘freeing’ them. Though Travelocity’s adored by gardeners, unlikely legends gnome mascot travels the world willingly, that spark passion in people. most gnomes are victims of pranksters Those that adore one usually scoff at who steal them to send abroad. Recently, the other; the few who festoon their gartwo teenagers in Gillette, Wyoming, aldens with both are looked upon as needlegedly pilfered over 140 gnomes before ing to change their medication. These they were nabbed. cheerful, brightly colored statues are Flamingos are newer, introduced in beloved by many; others, such as Britain’s 1957 by Don Featherstone, an artist who Royal Horticultural Society — organizers worked for Union Products. Sold in pairs, of the premier Chelsea Flower Show — with one standing tall, the other with ban them for life. But love them or hate head lowered to eat, flocks of these fowl them, they’ve carved a niche in garden are often used as a prank, planted onto lore. lawns as a surprise greeting to the home“The appeal of gnomes and flamingos owner. To celebrate one famous flocking, lies precisely in the fact that they’re the Madison, Wisconsin, Common Countasteless art,” said Dr. Brian Ott, Visiting cil declared the plastic pink flamingo the Professor of Media Studies and pop culofficial city bird in 2009. ture expert at the University of Colorado, “I have no idea why people love flaminDenver. “Our older generation may have gos so much, but we get calls from across put them into the garden with a straight the country from people who want them,” said Claude Chapdelaine, Vice President of Cado Products Company, makers of the original plastic pink flamingos. “We make plastic frogs, turtles, penguins, but the flamingos are the thing people want.” Purchasing the copyrights and molds in 2010, Cado Products are keeping the American icon alive after a brief stint out of production. “It’s taken us a little time to get ready for full production,” Chapdelaine said, “we had to put an addition onto our factory in order to make them. But demand is huge, and this year we expect to sell over 100,000 pairs of them.” Gardeners are drawn to displaying this kitsch for two reasons, said Ott: to ThinkStock make an ironic statement celebrating photos tastelessness (which we actually really love), and as a conversation piece in particular spaces. Stumble upon one in the garden, and you’re sure to question the

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gardener about their sanity. Are the differences in devotees of gnomes or flamingos? Ott believes so, speculating that what you display says a lot about how you want the world to view you. Someone who favors gnomes is projecting a playful personality, one of ironic sensibility. Gnomes are whimsical, but because they’re small, they’re less noticeable. Flamingos tell a different story; the neon pink ornament is in-your-face, projecting a sense of counter culture and flaunting of rules. “By displaying flamingos, people are being transgressive; there’s almost a subversive element that’s less true of gnomes,” Ott said. “They’re socially edgy; the adult version of being a punk rock teenager with colored hair.” Subversive or subtle, your garden is richer because of these ornaments, so choose them with care and display them proudly.

Carol O’Meara is with CSU Extension in Boulder County. Contact her at 303-678-6238 or comeara@co .boulder.co.us.

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s families await the arrival of warmer weather, there are things they can do to prepare for a season of fun in the sun. Engaging in some craft projects are ways to beat cabin fever while dreaming of warm, springtime weather to come. There are many craft projects families and children can tackle, but ideas that involve projects that can be put to use outdoors may be the most fitting. Fortunately, there are a number of ideas for crafty projects to involve everyone in the household. Birdhouse: Head to the hardware store and pick up a few supplies. Otherwise, chances are items that can be made into a birdhouse probably can be found from scraps of materials already around the house or in the garage. Scraps of wood, metal, tiles, plastic, and the like can be used to craft a bird house or feeder. Even an empty plastic bottle can be used. Some nesting material, such as pieces of yarn or cotton, can be placed inside the house to entice birds to take up residence once the weather warms. Stepping stones: Stepping stones can be a whimsical way to dress up the outdoor garden or yard. A trip to the craft store for some plaster or even a quick-set cement can be the medium to use for the stones. Experiment with shapes that can be used as molds, and gather different materials that can be embedded into the stepping stone, such as pebbles, marbles, beads, etc. Use a pencil or another pointed tool to engrave a message or name on the stepping stones be-

fore allowing them to dry and harden. Kite: The beginning of the spring season often arrives behind a burst of wind. Make the most of blustery conditions by crafting a kite from a kitchen trash bag, some sticks and string. Garden gnomes: Craft stores often sell unfinished pottery that can be painted and sealed. See if garden gnomes or other whimsical creatures can be found. Use acrylic paint to decorate the figurines in your favorite colors. Outdoor games: A large piece of plywood or fiberboard can serve as the game board for a number of different activities. Use spray paint to stencil on alternating squares of red and black for a larger than life checkerboard or chess board. For those with more time and creative stamina, use large stones to pain on letters and make an outdoor Scrabble board for fun times with family and friends. Painted flower pots: If the colors and designs at the local garden center don’t fit with a particular design scheme, buy unfinished terra-cotta or plastic pots and paint them with the designs and colors that coordinate better. Getting crafty doesn’t have to mean knitting sweaters or decoupage hat boxes. By making items that can be put to use outdoors, families can usher in the spring season a little early and reap the rewards for months to come.

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estoring a yard after a long winter is a springtime rite of passage for many homeowners. Harsh winds and heavy snow can take their toll on even the most beautiful landscape. Spring is a homeowner’s first chance to survey the damage and begin restoring the yard to where it was before all those strong winds and snowstorms. To get started on your yard this spring, consider the following tips. • Don’t begin too early. The early bird might get the worm, but the early homeowner might get a damaged lawn. If temperatures for an upcoming free weekend are unseasonably warm, it’s best to avoid doing spring yard cleanup until there have been several warm weekends to thaw the ground. Unless the ground has completely thawed, footsteps on the yard will damage the grass, compacting the soil and preventing the air and moisture that soil needs from doing its job and penetrating the soil. What’s more, if the yard is raked before the ground has thawed, the rake might just be pulling the grass out by its roots. • Survey the property. A close survey of the property will give homeowners an idea of just how big or small their restoration project will be. A thorough survey will reveal any problem areas and may also reveal some unexpected guests. Rabbits and squirrels often nest in yards during the winter. Rabbits will nest in the ground, while squirrels typically build nests made of leaves in the trees. Unless it’s entirely necessary, avoid removing any nests, and be sure to carefully inspect the yard before the season’s first mow. • Out with the old. When the cleanup process is ready to begin, it’s time to remove

remnants from last season. This includes removing any dead plants as well as last year’s mulch. If new mulch is simply thrown on top of old, plants could suffocate. Dead leaves also tend to gather during the winter, often up against fences or a home’s exterior walls. Rake up these dead leaves and add them to the season’s compost. • Get rid of thatch. Thatch can be soil’s worst enemy, preventing its access to the sunlight, air and moisture it needs to make the lawn look beautiful and healthy. Thatch removal can be tiresome, but visit the local hardware store and pick up a dethatching rake to make the job a little easier. Thatch removal isn’t always necessary every spring. Many homeowners have found removing thatch every other year is effective enough. • Aerate the yard to revive the soil. Soil often becomes compacted as spring becomes summer and summer becomes fall. This is especially true of yards that are heavily used, be it by kids playing outdoors or families who love to host warm weather gatherings in the yard. Aerating in the spring removes plugs of sod from the soil, loosening it up and making it easier for air and water to reach the roots. • Address those ugly bald spots. Bare spots in a yard can result from any number of things, be it a dog urinating in the yard or even disease. Early spring, when temperatures are a little cooler and promote grass growth, is a great time to address the yard’s bald spots. Do so by clearing away the spots and sprinkling the freshly exposed soil with some grass seed. Then add some fertilizer and be sure the newly seeded areas get some water until the new, healthy grass begins to grow in.


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