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 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...

APRIL 18, 2014 | FRIDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Preventing Moths

This is the time of year when we shed our winter wardrobes and slip into warm-weather fabrics. To be sure that your clothes and blankets come out of storage in one piece next fall, take a...

Bob Vila Radio: The Insulation Perimeter

With energy costs ever on the rise, more homeowners are thinking of adding insulation to reduce energy use. Here’s what you need to know as you consider your options. Listen to BOB VILA O...