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By: Admin    April 10 2018 , 01:34 pm
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Category: Trees , Outdoors
Southern “Hospitali-Tree”!Homeowners in the southern United States have the unique opportunity to host some of these fascinating and beautiful trees on their lawns.Cherry BlossomThis stunning tree is a popular tourist attraction in our nation’s capital.Cherry blossom flowers are Japan’s national flower. In 1912, the mayor of Tokyo gave 3,000 cherry blossom trees to the United States as a gift. These trees provide springtime delight when they bloom, and they are celebrated each year at the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C. For homeowners interested in cultivating cherry blossom trees, it should be noted that they need particular conditions, and require a lot of maintenance and patience. Soil for cherry blossoms should be acidic and needs to be deep and well-draining. Cherry blossoms need full sunlight and they thrive when planted in multiples to help with pollination.Crepe MyrtleT...
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By: Admin    March 20 2018 , 01:51 pm
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Category: Nature , Urban Gardens
On March 21st we celebrate International Day of Forest! The first International Day of Forest was established in 2012 and celebrated by the United Nations General Assembly in 2013. This day helps raise awareness of the importance of trees.2018’s Theme: Forest and Sustainable CitiesEach year, a theme is selected by the Collaborative Partnership on Forest (CPF). The theme for 2018 is “Forest and Sustainable Cities.”Some of the key points in this year’s message are to spread the importance of trees in an urban setting. Just because you live in an urban setting does not mean your accessibility to green life needs to decrease! Trees and plants store carbon, which means they reduce the pollution in highly populated areas and filter out harmful particles, producing cleaner air.Have you ever wandered off into the shade on a hot day? That is because the temperature is likely two to eight degrees cooler ...
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By: Admin    January 24 2018 , 04:14 pm
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A Renaissance Woman Living in A Digital Age Green Touch Hub recently interviewed Kaarina Dillabough, the winner of our photography contest, and asked her what it is like to see the natural world through a creative lens. A shot of Kaarina Dillabough “in action” Nuts and Bolts of the TradeKaarina has been taking photographs all her life, and has some wisdom to impart to budding photographersA flower and butterfly shot by Kaarina DillaboughGreen Touch Hub had the privilege of speaking to Kaarina Dillabough, the winner of our recent photography contest.  We asked her if she does photography for work or for fun, and how she shoots photos.“[I’m] just a hobby photographer, strictly for enjoyment.” Kaarina said. She’s been doing it her whole life, and she uses a “a very simple ‘point and shoot’ camera, Canon Power Shot SX 710HS”.  When asked what her advice is to aspiring pho...
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By: Admin    December 26 2017 , 01:47 pm
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Category: Seasons , Gardening
Caring for Your Garden through the Winter MonthsDuring the cold winter months, it may seem like eons before you will have the chance to work in your garden again. But there are many helpful tasks you can perform during this season that will keep your garden maintained, and ensure that you have an efficient spring!1. CompostingIf you have not already tried your hand at the marvelous art of composting, winter is the ideal time to try! Many gardeners fondly refer to compost as "black gold" and for good reason. Composting results in rich, nutritious food for your garden, and it's a great way to reuse household waste and kitchen scraps that would otherwise go in the trash.However, composting also takes time, which is why winter is the ideal time to start. It will take at least three months for fresh scraps to decompose into usable compost. By the time spring rolls around, you will have compost ready to put ...
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By: Admin    December 05 2017 , 03:28 pm
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Category: Seasons , DIY
How Lovely Are Your Branches...Choosing and cutting a live Christmas tree is a beautiful holiday tradition for many families across the world. Here is a helpful guide to help you find the perfect tree and get the best out of this tradition!Selecting Your TreeIt is important to have a few ideas of what you are looking for before heading to the Christmas tree farm. Consider basic measurements, such as how much space the Christmas tree room in your home will accommodate and how high your ceiling is. Taking into account the assortment and number of ornaments you have is helpful as well. Do you have just a few, light ornaments, or many heavy ones? Have these questions answered to make choosing your tree a smooth and stream-lined process.Many cut-your-own Christmas tree farms are far-removed from urban areas, so you might need to be prepared for a longer drive into the countryside. This is a great ...
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