Oh Christmas Tree…

Cast Away

Cast Away

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

Shower Your Garden

Shower Cans

Shower Cans

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