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A Christmas Tree History

The tradition of bringing evergreen branches into our homes in winter is an ancient one, shared by Egyptians, Druids, & Romans. The evergreen needles or leaves symbolized everlasting life and the warmer, more plentiful seasons, while the depths of the cold winter were all around them. Trees coming into the ...

Late Fall in the Garden

I’m looking at my garden and deciding what else needs to be done before the freezing weather sets in for good. I’ve turned over my fountain basin, I’ve brought in the plants I want to over-winter inside, and I’m trying to decide which bulbs I want where. I always put in daffodils and alliums, ...