According to the Chinese zodiac calendar, 2015 is the year of the sheep. Apparently, Jackie Jordan didn’t get the memo.
Every year, we paint the holidays red. The color seems to be everywhere, not just on Santa’s suit or on Rudolph’s bright nose. This is a Christmas story of how I came to embrace the color red and change my life at the same time.
The sound of chimes ringing 12 times at midnight blends with the “10, 9, 8 …” chant that ushers in the new year. Today we may watch the year change on a TV screen, but in years past the celebration was timed by a chiming grandfather clock.
The freeze is coming. Remember that the coldest is just before dawn. Clear, cloudless skies are more likely to give us lower temperatures and freezing; windy cold is worse than just cold. Cover tender plants before you go to bed and uncover them when it is no longer freezing.
Reflection is common at the end of the year. Reviewing the Green Living columns for 2014 led me to take stock of almost nine years of consecutive biweekly publication. This is column number 232. Their purpose is to plant seeds of awareness that will grow into positive change in our community. The fruit of those seeds will nourish future generations. It is part of my green dream.
Join Springs Preserve experts for a guided walk through the botanical gardens on Dec. 27.
The desert typically doesn’t lend itself to enjoying the four seasons as most transplants from northern states or middle America are used to. However, if you are a savvy hunter and decorator, you can bring the outdoors into your home to create a sense of winter.
In fashion and design, alternative materials that emulate high-end looks are trendy for their lower prices and lower maintenance. And, thanks to advancements in design and technology, it’s often hard to differentiate from the real thing.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, January is National Radon Protection Month. A radon test kit is a perfect, economical and easy-to-use gift for every homeowner whether or not the home has been tested in the past.
A lot of plants come into our homes in December, and whether their stay is good or bad depends on you.