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James River Nurseries was proud to be selected hardscape contractor for the new Fox Garden at Nuckols Farm Elementary.  Consisting of a brick patio with raised beds, the new garden will provide students a place to learn about plants, gardening and nature.

In addition to being a source of education for the children, the school will be selling individual bricks within the patio to help raise funds for the children's activities.

At James River Nurseries, we love hearing about projects benefiting the youth of our community and enjoy being invited to play a role in helping those projects come to life.  We'd like to thank the folks over at Nuckols Farm Elementary for inviting Dean Johnson, from our hardscapes division, to participate in the ribbon cutting during the Fox Garden Dedication Ceremony.

Each year at this time, the Home Building Association of Richmond puts on an event designed to provide a unique opportunity to tour luxury homes.  The name of the event, Homearama.

HHHunt, developer of this year's host community, River Mill, is a valued client of ours, so in support of their efforts to host a successful event, we thought we'd share a little information about this year's Homearama.

This year's show will consist of five homes and two townhomes, all showcasing the latest trends in architecture, technologies and colors.  In addition to the homes, there will be special events and exhibits.

Here are a few events you might want to put on your calendar.

Fit & Fun Weekend
June 1 & 2
Live music by Bethany Gates
Food by Slideways and Dank Eats

Taste of RVA
June 6
5:00 - 8:00
Live music by Blairs West
Food by Lunch.Supper!, Brunch, and Smoke Pit Grill

Family Friday Night
June 7
5:00 - 8:00
Enjoy a movie under the stars
Food by Slideways

Homearama Homegrown
June 8 & 9
12:00 - 4:00
Featuring pop-up shops from local RVA artisans & vendors
Food by Cheesaggedon and LowCo Eatery

Brews, Tunes & Tour
June 13
5:00 - 8:00
Live music by Russell Trio
Food by Slideways

Family Friday Night
June 14
5:00 - 8:00
Enjoy a movie under the stars
Food by Cheesaggedon

Round-Up Rodeo
June 15 & 16
12:00 - 4:00
Live music by Jocelyn Oldham
Food by Smokie Joes BBQ on Saturday
Food by Firehouse BBQ on Sunday

Whether you're in the market for a new home, looking for ideas and inspiration for your next project around the house, or just enjoy spending time in a relaxing atmosphere touring exceptional homes, be sure to make plans to attend this year's event.

For more information, please visit:  River Mill

The 2019 GRACRE Real Estate Awards ceremony, held April 16th, honored outstanding commercial real estate projects in the Richmond region.

James River Nurseries would like to congratulate all winners at this 18th annual event, and we'd like to give a special shout-out to the winning projects we had the privilege of working on.  That list includes:

2019 Project of the Year:  Main Street Station

Industrial Project of the Year:  A newly built 220,000 square-foot distribution center off Willis Road in Chesterfield County for a PepsiCo subsidiary

Medical Project:  The 87,000 square foot Virginia Eurology medical and surgical building in Stony Point

Best Health and Wellness Project:  Renovation and expansion of the Petersburg YMCA

Large Scale Multi Family Project:  Renovations of the 143-unit Terraces at Bellevue apartments

New Construction Retail Project:  West Coast Provisions restaurant in the GreenGate development in western Henrico County

Community Impact Award:  The 1717 Innovation Center

Cultural Impact Award:  American Civil War Museum

As a proud member of the Central Virginia community, James River Nurseries is delighted to sponsor, 'The Future of The Boulevard.'  The event, presented by Hourigan Construction, will be a "happy hour panel discussion that will explore the long-debated prospect of redeveloping the city-owned 60 acres around The Diamond."

The list of panelist include:
Mayor Levar Stoney
Todd "Parney" Parnell, VP and COO of the Richmond Flying Squirrels
Ed McLaughlin, Director of Athletics at VCU
Kim Gray, City Councilmember
Andrew Basham, Principal of Spy Rock Real Estate
Wes McElroy - Sports Radio 910 - moderator

The event will take place May 8th at The Diamond.  For ticket information, please go to: The Future Of: The Boulevard

At James River Nurseries, we believe in a bright future for our community, and by sponsoring this event, we're proud to play a small role in facilitating an open dialogue that could illuminate the path forward for the "most valuable untapped pocket of Real Estate in the city."

According to the NALP (National Association of Landscape Professionals), here are the top trends to influence outdoor spaces in 2019.

1.  Two-in-one landscape design
Functional elements are no longer a perk, but rather a necessity in today's landscapes.  Consumers desire stunning outdoor features that have been cleverly designed to serve a dual tactical purpose.  An edible vertical garden on a trellis that acts as a privacy fence, a retaining wall that includes built-in seating for entertaining, and colorful garden beds that divide properties all combine function and style.

2.  Automated lawn and landscape maintenance
The latest technology and equipment allow tasks to be more streamlined and environmentally efficient than ever before.  Robotic lawn mowers continue to rise in popularity among both homeowners and landscape professionals.  Also, programmable irrigation systems and advanced lighting and electrical systems help outdoor spaces become extensions of today's smart homes.  Homeowners relish knowing that these technological advancements give them more time to relax and enjoy their outdoor spaces.

3.  Pergolas
A staple of landscape design for years, pergolas constructed of wood or composite material are now becoming more sophisticated.  In fact, today they come with major upgrades, including roll down windows, space heaters, lighting and sound systems.  When paired with a luxury kitchen, seating area or fire feature, pergolas can become the iconic structure for outdoor sanctuaries.

4.  Pretty in Pink
Pops of coral and blush are anticipated to add a more feminine touch to landscape this year.  With Living Coral named the Color of the Year by Pantone, a leading provider of color systems and an infuencer on interior and exterior design, landscape professionals predict that this rich shade of pink could bring fresh blooms of roses, petunias, zinnias and hibiscus to flower beds.  Experts also anticipate light blush tones to become "the new neutral" and another option for hardscapes and stone selections.

5.  Mesmerizing Metals
Whether homeowners want a bold statement or whimsical touch, incorporating metals can bring new dimensions to landscape design.  Used for decorative art, water features or furniture and accessories, creative uses of metals including steel and iron can make a lovely accent or entire focal points.