Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Pink Hawthorne

I'll post my backyard Pink Hawthorne today and the Pink Hawthorne that is growing in the front tomorrow. The difference shows what a good pruning can do for your garden. The Pink Hawthorne in the backyard

Lavatera Maritima

A new addition to the garden is a perennial shrub. It is adorned with beautiful blooms which are white and magenta with a yellow stamen.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Road Trip: Cincinnati's Krohn Conservatory

A trip to Cincinnati over the weekend and we had to visit the Krohn Conservatory in Eden Park. One section was definitely ready for spring. I really liked the way the garden incorporated "buttercrunch" lettuce as a plant material. The lilies seemed to trumpet, "It's spring!"

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Save a tree--remove your name from mailing lists

The service which provides recycling to our city had a great insert with their last bill. It was a list of eight companies which can help remove your name from junk mail and telemarketing lists. Their advice is to include phone number as well as name and address. Additionally, if you want to limit junk mail from previous owners or other family members, include the phrase"please cover all other addresses at this address."

In the flyer from CR&R, they state that "each year, more than 4 million tons of junk mail is produced", and that "the average household receives 100 pounds of junk mail a year." This junk mail equals "1.5 trees" per household.

Here are the addresses.

Advo Incorporated
Delivery Services
1001 W. Walnut Street
Compton, CA

infoUSA, Inc.
5711 S. 86th Circle
Omaha, NE 68127-0347

Experian Consumer Services
List Maintenance
901 West Bond
Lincoln, NE 68521

Direct Marketing Association
Attn: Custoner Services Opt Out
1120 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036-6700

Action Corporation
P.O. Box 2000
conway, AR 72033-2000

Trans Union LLC
Name Removal Option
P.O. Box 97328
Jackson, MS 39288-7328

9393 Springboro Pike
P.O. Box 933
Dayton, OH 45401


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