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TAG : December 2005

Garden Clippings: Buying and Caring for Holiday Plants

Poinsettias, Christmas cactus and amaryllis are some of the plants we bring into our homes for color during this time of year. With care, these plants will provide cheer throughout the holiday season.PoinsettiasPoinsettias are a plant that most of us have had, and several of us have been ...

On the Garden Path: Ornamental Grasses

Grasses belong to one of the largest and most varied families in the plant kingdom. Recently, different grass varieties are being incorporated in landscape plantings. Several reasons exist for this trend.First, ornamental grasses not only beautify the landscape, they also play an important role ...

Benjamin Franklin’s accomplishments still amaze

In 2006, our nation celebrates a birthday special to Americans - the 300th birthday of Benjamin Franklin, the only Founding Father who signed all four of the documents that created our republic: the Declaration of Independence, the treaty with France, the peace treaty with Britain, and the ...

As Long as There is Christmas

As Long as There is ChristmasAs long as there are children With their eyes so shining bright, We can hold on to the promise That darkness fades with light.As long as there is Christmas, Though our lives be far apart, We will always have a home, For home is in the heart.With our memories and ...

Carols have long brought holiday cheer

Carols are a rich part of Christmas, a tradition so beautiful that some say the angels over Bethlehem were the first carolers.The word carol means popular song, of joyful nature, in celebration of an occasion such as May Day, Easter or Christmas. The word grew out of an old French word that ...

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