Earth Day, Arbor Day, Any Day – Plant Trees!

Apr 22 by in Arbor Day, General, Nature tagged , , , with 5 comments

Of all the months in the calendar, April shines with at least two designated days reminding and encouraging all of us to do our part for the planet: Earth Day and Arbor Day.

And there are countless ways to do our part, from big investments in our home or landscaping, to small changes in our everyday habits. Thousands of people all around the world will participate in trash pick-ups, they’ll commit to reusable bags and water bottles, the’ll take public transportation or get in on a carpool, or maybe plant some trees in their yard or community.

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Orchards Report: The Apple Tree Bloom is Near

Apr 08 by in General, Orchards & Apples tagged , , , , with 4 comments

It’s the million-dollar question that comes around every spring in the apple orchard: “When will the apple trees be in bloom?”

A few people in the orchards industry call this event “prom for apple trees” because every branch is all dressed up with flowers, creating quite a spectacle.

My best estimate for seeing pink and white blooms on trees at Arbor Day Farm this year is right around April 17-21, 2010.

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Wedding Trend: Signature Drinks for Your Special Day

Apr 01 by in General, Weddings tagged , , , with 1 comment

I talk to a lot of brides on a daily basis, and the trend of serving signature drinks at the wedding reception has been coming up for discussion more and more lately. A couple of weeks ago, Lied Lodge hosted a bridal show, and a few of the brides I spoke with there had signature wedding drinks on their minds, too.

And why not?

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