Protect your plants with the coming cold snaps with these tips from the Dallas Arboretum.

From the Dallas Arboretum

With freezing weather approaching, it is important to take precautions to ensure your plants are protected from extreme weather conditions.  Following a few simple steps prescribed by Dave Forehand, Dallas Arboretum vice president of gardens, will enable your plants to survive the sometimes-harsh North Texas cold spells. 

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The turkey dinner is a memory. Black Friday is behind us. It’s time to plan activities to get the holiday spirit flowing, entertain visitors, and make magical memories for little ones! Especially with the glorious weather we’ve been having this year, a trip to the Dallas Arboretum is a must.

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Modern Retreat 2100 Lakeland 1
Where can you find a modern retreat with privacy, space, and only minutes from downtown Dallas? Our Saturday Seven Hundred at 2100 Lakeland Dr. was designed by Mark Martinek of MOD Construction. Martinek is the go-to designer for anyone wanting an exceedingly cool modern home in east Dallas. (more…)

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Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate is a long-time sponsor at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. Photo courtesy of the Dallas Arboretum.

Something I’ve seen time and again in my years in Dallas real estate is what good community players most Realtors and brokerages are, bringing support to a multitude of nonprofits and other worthy causes.

Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate always impresses me with their charitable activities and sponsorships around DFW. One of their longest-tenured relationships is with the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens in East Dallas. What a difference they make!

“We are so honored to have Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate support the Dallas Arboretum,” said Mary Brinegar, President and CEO of the Dallas Arboretum. “The firm’s continued generosity has allowed us to offer so many seasonal opportunities for those who visit us.”

The relationship is many years strong, said Marketing Director Catherine Chastain, who heads up sponsorship opportunities for Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate.

“We’ve been working with them a long time — it’s probably one of the nicest family places in Dallas, where people can spend time outdoors enjoying nature,” said Chastain. “I grew up in that area and I can see how much it’s grown and the Arboretum has been a steady presence for many years in East Dallas.”

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6787 Lakefair CircleIf only there were a house that suited both traditional taste and a more modern aesthetic …

Guess what? We’ve found it— a stunning Lakewood transitional.

Emily Ray-Porter with Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate has just listed 6787 Lakefair Circle for $1.199 million, and it’s sure to please anyone looking for the best of both style worlds in one of the most sought after neighborhoods in Dallas.

Lakewood is one of Dallas’ oldest neighborhoods, known for its great public and private schools and incredible sense of community. It’s minutes from White Rock Lake and the Dallas Arboretum. Great location and a great family home? Score! (more…)

1925 Province

We’ve got a super hot East Dallas property for today’s Tuesday Two Hundred, one that won’t last long on the market. It’s got charmed looks, great location, and an affordable asking price. What’s not to love?

Located at 1925 Province Ln., this Midcentury home sits on a hill with mature shade trees and lovely landscaping. Inside, original touches, like two vintage tiled bathrooms in awesome retro colors and refinished hardwoods, are married beautifully with updates, like the new granite countertops in the kitchen and freshly painted walls.

The property has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,644 square feet, built in 1957. It’s in the Ferguson Heights neighborhood, near Oates Drive and Peavy Road, near Harry Stone Park and rec center, and Bryan Adams High School.

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Photo courtesy of Dallas Arboretum

Photo courtesy of Dallas Arboretum

Architectural Digest has named the Dallas Arboretum one of  world’s 15  breath-taking gardens to visit this season , including it with such horticultural treasures as the Royal Botanic Gardens in London,  the Gardens of the Palace of Versaille,  Butchart Gardens in British Columbia, the Nong Nooch Tropical Garden in Thailand, and  Claude Monet’s garden in Giverny, France. The recognition follows earlier accolades this year, when USA Today listed the Dallas Arboretum as one of the 10 Best Botanical Gardens in the country, and its signature event, Blooms, as one of 10 Best Floral Festivals, too.

Will this new coup further impact real estate prices in the East Dallas area, at a time when home value increases are already on a roll?

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Alger Park homes for saleAlger Park in an East Dallas neighborhood you don’t want to overlook. Heavily treed lots, Midcentury cottages, a sense of community pride, affordable price tags, and close proximity to all of the area’s charms are just some of the reasons houses in this area tend to fly off the market.

Today’s Tuesday Two Hundred at 9715 Cloister Dr. is a 3-2 that exemplifies the architectural style and spacious outdoors areas common in the area.

Located just a stone’s throw from White Rock Lake and the Dallas Arboretum, this 1952 cottage charms with well-appointed spaces, and an overall feel of flow and function.

It was listed March 18 by Sandra Breedlove with Ebby Halliday, Realtors, for $298,500.

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