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October 31st, 2012

Winter Conifers

Even though it is Autumn, it's time to purchase your winter conifers for your landscape and containers. You will want to get those varieties that will not only do great for the winter but can tolerate the sizzling heat of our summers. One such tough guy is the Alberta spruce. This cone-shape beauty prefers lots of morning sunshine but light shade in the afternoon. Wonerful in pots especially if you plant around it's base with white pansies and white ornamental cabbage for a winter look.

But you can't forget about the evergreen bird Nest Spruce, the Grey Procumbens Juniper, the Grey Owl Juniper (love this shrub), and the Hinoki Cypress.

Shop early for these babies before they are gone.... 




Tasty Halloween Drinks

Tonight is the night. Treat yourself, your family and friends to a delightful and refreshing Halloween beverage. I have two easy recipes for you.

Chris's Autumn Cider

Ingredients:

1 gallon of Apple Cider
1/2 gallon of Apple Juice
2 cups sugar
5 Cinnamon Sticks

Bring the Apple Cider, Apple Juice, cinnamon sticks and sugar to a boil. Let cool and then remove the cinnamon sticks. Add sliceD apples if so desired. Then serve warm or cold. For an adult version just add 2 cups of pure grain alcohol. Yum!!!

Apple and Orange Autumn Splash

1 gallon of Apple Cider
6 cups of Orange Juice
Cloves
3 Apples
2 Oranges

Mix the two juices together. Now slice the apples and oranges into disc shape slices. Press into each piece of sliced fruit about 8 cloves. Now take the cloved slices and simply add to the mixture. Your done. Add sugar to taste if needed.

Have a spooky Halloween...



October 24th, 2012 - Winterizing your lawn - watch now

October 17th, 2012 - LIVE footage from the Olsen Home - watch now

October 10th, 2012 - Hardy Evergreens and Winter Containers - watch now

October 3rd, 2012 - The Perfect Pumpkin and Miniature Gardens - watch now

September 26th, 2012 - Pumpkin Terrariums and Haunting Potion Bottles - watch now

September 19th, 2012 - Spooky Pumpkins with Chris Olsen - watch now

September 12th, 2012 - Autumn Brunch and Potted Pumpkins - watch now

September 5th, 2012 - Indoor Topiaries and Fall Wreaths - watch now

August 29th, 2012 - Stepping Stones and Pickled Squash - watch now

August 15th, 2012 - Poached Apples are great - watch now

July 25th, 2012 - Memory Jars and Perennial Care - watch now

July 18th, 2012 - Orange Iced Tea & Stressed Plants - watch now

July 11th, 2012 - Butterflies! - watch now

July 4th, 2012 - Zesty Corn Salad - watch now

June 27th, 2012 - Decorating for July 4th - watch now

June 6th, 2012 - Wild Animal Containers - watch now

May 23rd, 2012 - Fruit Smores are a healthy snack - watch now

May 16th, 2012 - Sweet Smelling Shrubs and Growing Citrus in the South - watch now

May 9th, 2012 - Mother's Day ideas - watch now

May 2nd, 2012 - Summer Color - watch now

April 25th, 2012 - Terrariums and Glowing Containers - watch now

April 18th, 2012 - Beet and Apple Green Salad and Deer Proofing - watch now

April 11th, 2012 - Make potted containers hot and Pots with a twist - watch now

April 4th, 2012 - Easter table and Heat tolerant plants - watch now

March 28th, 2012 - Easter Nest and Yard Art Bunny - check it out

March 21st, 2012 - Made in the shade

March 14th, 2012 - Get Ready for Spring

March 7th, 2012 - Spring Flower Delights! Watch the videos!

February 22nd, 2012 - Using PH to alter plant colors - watch now

February 17th, 2012 - Planting Winter Vegetables and Spring and Summer Color - watch now

February 1st, 2012 - Great Valentines segment - watch now

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