Archive | December 2015

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Prepare Your Trees For A Damaging Storm

We don’t know what kind of winter we have in store. Although the weather has been quite mild so far, we can’t be sure what 2016 will bring. Meteorologists don’t even agree on their long range forecasts. So, it behooves us to be prepared. It has been some time since the whole Rochester area has […]

Holiday Greetings

As the winter holidays get closer and closer, a sense of peace begins to envelope us. The days are at their shortest, but the darkness contributes to the peace that surrounds us. Dark nights and cold weather give us a good reason to enjoy a fire. Whether it involves bringing wood (local hardwood, I hope) […]

Give Your Outdoor Trees A Holiday Gift

Last week, I shared TLC (tender loving care) ideas for your Christmas tree, which you take into the house for a couple of weeks. This week, I’d like to make some suggestions about giving your outdoor trees a holiday gift. You know which trees. They’re standing out there in your yard taking all the bad […]

Caring For Your Christmas Tree

If you prefer a cut Christmas tree to an artificial tree, here are a few suggestions for keeping you, your family and your home safe, and the holiday season enjoyable. Start by buying the freshest tree possible. There are Christmas tree farms all around the area where you can cut your own or buy a […]

Gardening Gifts For The Holidays

With the holidays coming, I’d like to help you with your gift selections. If you have a person on your list who has everything, here are some ideas. If that person is a gardener, or interested in plants and landscaping, there are many gifts that you can give. If he or she isn’t a gardener […]