The 2021 Parade of Homes will be in-person and virtual this year: Here’s what you need to know [photos] | Home & Garden

Home inventory in Lancaster County is at a premium these days, but that wasn’t the case 30 years ago.

A sluggish economy stalled home sales in 1991, and local builders had a glut of inventory on their hands.

“A lot of the builders had housing stock to sell and we were trying to think of ways to do it,” recalls Earl Hess, retired president of Hess Home Builders, who was serving as vice president of the Building Industry Association of Lancaster County that year.

In search of a way to jump-start the industry, they launched the county’s first-ever Parade of Homes, an open house tour of 50 homes representing some 31 builders. Entries ranged from a two-bedroom in Grandview Chase priced at $76,900 to a four-bedroom colonial in Millpond with a $493,500 price tag.

“The internet was almost nonexistent. What better way for publicity and to try to drum up

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The Day – Home & Garden Show sees smaller crowd, but vendors say business is booming

Mohegan — The Southeastern Connecticut Home and Garden Show held at Mohegan Sun this weekend saw a much smaller crowd than in years past — about half the size of last year’s turnout.

But vendors at the event said that business has never been better. 

About 7,000 people attended the show, which was held Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the casino’s at Earth Expo & Convention Center. 

Dennis Jenks, who runs the show and owns Jenks Productions, said Sunday that he thinks a lot of people — attendees and vendors alike — didn’t show because of the later date this year. Typically, the show takes place in February well before the busy spring season, but the COVID-19 pandemic delayed plans this year. 

“The challenge this year was to put a show together when everybody has been shut down for almost a year,” said Jenks. “We work with a lot of

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Rosie on the House: New design trends to consider before remodeling | Home & Garden





The past year forced us to find new ways to work at home with ease and spend more time together as a family with the kitchen becoming the ultimate multifunctional room.




Question: I plan on remodeling my home this year. What are the most recent interior design trends?

Answer: The past 12 months forced many families to create a new way of living in our homes that incorporate functional, comfortable and clean elements. Rosie-certified partner TWD Design Build Remodel gathered the top design trends you may want to consider before you begin your remodeling project.

Storage

Many people accumulated new appliances and cooking tools such as air fryers, Instant Pots, and coffee/espresso makers and now need a place to store them when not in use. Kitchen and bath designers are focusing on maximizing storage, paying special attention to

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Pennsylvania garden and home shows: What’s happening in 2021 and what’s not? | Food + Living

While gardens throughout Pennsylvania sit dormant in the winter, garden shows usually bloom.

This year, COVID-19 has changed each one of the shows in the Lancaster County region.

Here’s more about which shows are canceled, which ones are postponed and which ones are now virtual.


For the Love of Orchids: canceled

This annual orchid show hosted by Susquehanna Orchid Society has brought more than 1,000 orchids to Hershey Gardens. The 2021 show has been canceled. Organizers are planning for the 2022 show, says Lorna Deibert.

Here’s a tour of Little Brook Orchids, a Lancaster greenhouse that focuses on orchids.


Philadelphia Flower Show: postponed and now outdoors

The biggest indoor flower show in the world (and the longest-running) has been postponed and will move outdoors for the first time in its nearly 200-year history. Pennsylvania Horticultural Society will bring the flower show to FDR Park in South Philadelphia June 5-13

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