Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle All The Way

November 21, 2014 | Posted in Uncategorized | By

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Take a ‘Jingle Bells’  poinsettia home to decorate for the Holidays.  We have a limited number of these, so stop by soon.

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It’s beginning to look like Christmas!

November 20, 2014 | Posted in Uncategorized | By

Darren has his garden tree decorated.  This year he went with the Bird Theme.

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Tree Benefits

November 12, 2014 | Posted in Uncategorized | By

Did you know that leaves absorb air pollutants such as ozone, carbon monoxide, and sulfur dioxide and then give off oxygen?

Trees restore natural harmony to the urban environment.

Air-conditioning costs are lower in tree-shade homes.

Trees offer cooling, the larger the tree the greater the cooling.  By using trees in the cities, we are able to moderate the heat-island effect caused by pavement and building on commercial areas.

Radiant energy from the sun is absorbed or deflected by leaves on deciduous trees in the summer and is only filtered by branches of deciduous trees in winter.

The more compact the foliage on the tree or group of trees, the greater the influence of the windbreak.

Trees are a wise investment because landscaped homes are more valuable than non-landscaped homes.

Trees intercept water, store some of it, and reduce storm runoff and the possibility of flooding.

Tree can provide privacy, emphasize views, reduce glare, direct pedestrian traffic and provide background to enhance architecture.

Trees can affect wind speed and direction.

Trees attract birds and other wildlife

Trees moderate climate, improve air quality, conserve water and harbor wildlife.

 

Are you convinced you need to plant a tree?  I know I am.  You still have time to plant a tree and receive all of these benefits for many years to come.

Carol

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Time to dig your hole for your Live Christmas Tree

November 7, 2014 | Posted in Uncategorized | By

If you are planning on using a live Christmas Tree this year you need to dig that hole before the ground freezes.  Be sure to choose a spot will allow the full growth of the tree you choose.

Here are a few tips to help with the survival of your tree:

  • You’ll need to keep it in a sheltered location, away from wind and sun, until it’s time to bring it inside.
  • Small sizes have the best chance of survival.
  • Keeping your tree inside for only a short time will improve the chance of success when transplanting.
  • Dig your planting hole now, and be ready to plant your tree after you’ve enjoyed it for a week or so during the holidays.
  • If you don’t know yet, choose a site now, and make sure there is enough space so the tree can mature to its full height and width gracefully. Go outside and stand where you envision planting your tree and look up. Are you standing under a power line? Look around. Have you allowed enough room in all directions for the mature width or your tree? If not, move your site now.
  • Water thoroughly as needed, but do not apply fertilizer.

We have Norway spruce, White Pine, Canadian Hemlock, Silver Spruce this year.

Carol

 

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New Gift Shop Items

October 30, 2014 | Posted in Uncategorized | By

We have new items added to our inventory.  We have added mixing bowls, pie plates, and prep crocks.  They come from one of our pottery supply companies and are a great addition to our store.  These would make wonderful Christmas Gifts, Wedding Gifts, or House Warming Gifts.  Beth says to make a pie in the pie plate and give the entire package to the recipient.  Who wouldn’t like that?

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