Roseann Foley Henry


Roseann Foley Henry is a writer, editor, and home improvement buff. She and her partner and their two children live in Bayside, where they are ever-so-slowly renovating a classic 1920 Dutch Colonial. Among her writing credits are The Life of a House, the story of a tiny gatekeeper’s lodge that was once home to her great-grandparents in County Clare, Ireland. Check her out on Google +!

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MAY 13, 2014 | TUESDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Banquettes

Banquette seating has a nostalgic charm that may remind you of your favorite diner or that cozy spot in your grandmother’s kitchen. But banquettes have more to offer than nice memories—th...

MAY 12, 2014 | MONDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Backyard Chickens

If you’re in the market for fresh, locally raised eggs, you can’t get more local than your own backyard. Here are a few things to consider if you’re thinking about a backyard coop. Listen...

MAY 9, 2014 | FRIDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Pantry Storage

A well-stocked pantry is key to planning and preparing meals efficiently. But even if you keep loads of ingredients on hand, they won’t do you any good if you can’t find them. Here are a ...

Bob Vila Radio: Moss Lawns

If you think of moss just as a nuisance in your lawn, or as something that doesn’t gather on a rolling stone, it’s time to think again. Listen to BOB VILA ON MOSS LAWNS or read the text b...

MAY 1, 2014 | THURSDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Backyard Ponds

The sense of serenity you get relaxing in your yard can be enhanced by the sound of a babbling brook or waterfall, but not too many yards are located near water. Fortunately, you don’t ne...

APRIL 28, 2014 | MONDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Radical Hedge Pruning

Hedges make great privacy screens, and they’re certainly friendlier than stockade fences. At some point, though, you may decide that your hedges have gotten too tall. (A hedge that’s tall...

APRIL 25, 2014 | FRIDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Planting Bulbs in Spring

When we think about flowering bulbs, we often picture beautiful spring bloomers like daffodils and tulips, whose bulbs go into the ground in the fall. But there’s a whole world of bulbs a...

Bob Vila Radio: Building a Raised Garden Bed

There are lots of reasons why you might want to plant in a raised garden bed rather than directly in the soil. Raised beds create controlled environments that allow you to overcome proble...

Bob Vila Radio: Fire Extinguisher Inspection

You know you should test your smoke alarm twice a year, but what about your fire extinguisher? If yours is at the back of the closet where you stashed it ten years ago, chances are it won...

APRIL 22, 2014 | TUESDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Ferns

Leafy, green, and graceful, ferns bring drama and texture to the garden. They are attractive in rock gardens and make effective background plantings and ground covers. Their frilly fronds...