Renovating The Roof On My Abandoned Home – by Marcus Omar Squires

I’m renovating this abandoned home I bought for $6,000 bucks at a tax sale in 2022, please join me as I begin to restore the roof! I plan on putting out a weekly video of the progress on my abandoned homes here in Petersburg, Virginia a city with over 2,900 blighted and vacant structures, according to the 2020 United States Census. #PetersburgVirginia #Renovation #Progress

Little Sweet Betsy (Trillium cuneatum)

Trillium cuneatum, the little sweet Betsy, also known as whip-poor-will flower, large toadshade, purple toadshade, and bloody butcher, is a species of flowering plant in the family Melanthiaceae. It is native to the southeastern United States but is especially common in a region that extends from southern Kentucky through central Tennessee to northern Alabama. In its native habitat, this perennial plant flowers from early March to late April (depen

Source: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/113229166

northern spicebush (Lindera benzoin)

Lindera benzoin (commonly called spicebush, common spicebush, northern spicebush, wild allspice, or Benjamin bush) is a shrub in the laurel family, native to eastern North America, ranging from New York to Ontario in the north, and to Kansas, Texas, and northern Florida in the center and south. Within its native range it is a relatively common plant where it grows in the understory in moist, rich woods, especially those with exposed limestone.

Source: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/113227208

common star-of-Bethlehem (Ornithogalum umbellatum)

Ornithogalum umbellatum, the garden star-of-Bethlehem, grass lily, nap-at-noon, or eleven-o’clock lady, a species of the genus Ornithogalum, is a perennial bulbous flowering plant in the asparagus family (Asparagaceae). O. umbellatum is a relatively short plant, occurring in tufts of basal linear leaves, producing conspicuous white flowers, in a stellate pattern, in mid to late spring. The flowers open late in the day (hence some of its comm

Source: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/112664044

false nettle (Boehmeria cylindrica)

Boehmeria cylindrica, with common names false nettle and bog hemp, is a herb in the family Urticaceae. It is widespread in eastern North America and the Great Plains from New Brunswick to Florida to Texas to Nebraska, with scattered reports of isolated populations in New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah as well as in Bermuda, Mexico, Central America, the West Indies and South America.

Source: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/112413375