February Ski Tips
For longer lasting Valentine’s Day roses, remove 1-2 inches of the stems underwater with a sharp knife and place the flowers in a clean vase with a floral preservative.
Prune landscape plants, except early spring bloomers, which should be pruned after flowers fade. Birches, maples, dogwoods and other heavy sap-bleeders should be pruned in early summer.
Winston Churchill failed sixth grade and had to repeat it because he did not complete the tests that were required for promotion.
In most advertisements, including newspapers, the time displayed on a watch is 10:10.
Prepare or repair lawn and garden tools for the upcoming season.
Wind direction has different meanings, depending on the season and which part of the country you’re in. Winds from the northwest usually mean fair weather, but not in the Rocky Mountains. Northeast winds typically bring storms in winter and good weather in summer to the eastern third of the U.S.
It’s a good time to make sure your sump pump works properly.
To help fight winter colds and flu avoid eating sugar-filled candies, cakes, cookies, jams and refined carbohydrates, such as white bread and pasta. These elevate blood sugar and interfere with the enzymes and cells of the immune system.
Daffodils came by their botanical name of Narcissus from the myth of Narcissus, a Greek youth so handsome and vain that he fell in love with his reflection and took his own life in frustration. Where his blood fell, the first Narcissus sprang up.
Anatidaephobia—the fear of ducks.
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