December SKI Tips
Mulch perennials with chopped leaves or other organic material after the plants become dormant.
Keep your live Christmas tree watered! A tree can absorb a gallon of water in the first 24 hours it’s up and several quarts after that.
If snipping evergreens for indoor use, do so gently. Heavy pruning at this time of year can damage conifers.
Try not to walk on frozen or frosted grass. Foot traffic breaks the grass blades and damages the lawn.
Researchers found that people who ate quickly were two times more prone to being overweight than those who ate leisurely. Chew food thoroughly, drink between bites, and eat at a table.
In 1605, a writer in the Alsace region of France was the first to document a decorated Christmas tree.
The word “curtain” comes from the Latin word for a court, or enclosed space, because the first curtains did not cover windows but surrounded beds. By the eighteenth century, they were being used as window coverings.
A study found that 72% of people are right-handed while only 5.3% are left-handed. In contrast, 46% of people are right-footed but only 3.9% are left-footed.
A sign of vitamin A deficiency is bad night vision.
Extend the life of holiday blooming plants by keeping them in cool, brightly lit areas, free from warm or cold drafts and out of direct sun.
Holly, according to the language of flowers, means domestic happiness.
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