Your All Things Plants newsletter for December 22, 2012
Some numbers from last week:
- 15 new members.
- 65 new threads.
- 1,575 new posts.
- 613 new images to the plant database.
- 31 new comments in the plant database.
There were 7 new gardening ideas posted last week:
December 18, 2012
|Helping your fresh Christmas tree last longer|
|If it will be more than 4 hours between the time you cut your fresh Christmas tree and the time you set it up in the tree stand, put it in a bucket of water in an unheated, sheltered spot like a garage or porch until you're ready to bring it inside. Cut a fresh "cookie" off the base of the trunk before placing it in the tree stand, so it can continue to take up water. No other additives are needed. Be sure to keep adding water as long as the tree is taking it up. It will absorb up to a full gallon in the first day. |
December 16, 2012
|The organized gardener|
|Carry a small digital voice recorder with you when you garden, either in your pocket or with your tools. Make “voice notes” of important things to remember, or to do later, as these thoughts come to you. Schedule a time at the end of each day to transcribe your notes onto paper or type them into the computer. These recorders cost as little as $15, are small (generally about 4” tall, 2” wide, and 1/2” thick), and lightweight (less than 2 oz.).|