Countries all over the world have different traditions surrounding the Christmas tree. The tree was once decorated outside, and at some point in history (depending where you live) it was brought inside, decorated with fruit, nuts, popcorn, candles, home made ornaments, etc. In 2012, the US cut down over 34 million christmas trees and Europe cut down between 50 and 60 million trees. Wow! The average American Christmas tree takes around 10 years to grow, and is typically used for less than 20 days before thrown to the curb to be hauled away. The typical White House christmas tree is over 100 years old. Continue reading
If you live in an area that doesn’t get a lot of summer rainfall, watering the garden can become expensive and often wasteful (especially during drought years). Good news… there are several ways to reduce your garden’s water consumption and still have healthy plants. Continue reading
I love Spring
I love nature
I love flowers
But Butts are Bad!
I’ve never been a smoker, except for the one Halloween I dressed up as Father Guido Sarducci (that was in the early 80s), so it’s difficult for me to understand the entire concept of smoking, other than doing something you’re not supposed to do as a kid. I really don’t mind if people smoke, I just wish they would stop exhaling. But I digress… Continue reading
You can plant an herb garden in a sunny window.
(pay close attention to their water, as they small pots tend to dry out quickly if in full sun). Continue reading