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Go Green To Save Green: Making Eco-friendly Choices Can Save You Money

Go Green To Save Green: Making Eco-friendly Choices Can Save You Money

Our grandparents had it right, I think. The old depression mentality that made people save, re-use, fix and mend instead of buying replacements knee-jerk style when items lost their lustre. A few of the tips I'll share here make my husband think I'm slightly off my rocker, but I'm far from perfect when it comes to making green choices. One thing that makes it easier and doubly satisfying to keep me on the green path is thinking that not only am [...] Continue reading

After Dinner Gardening: How to Grow An Avocado Tree from Seed

After Dinner Gardening: How to Grow An Avocado Tree from Seed

I was raised sowing and caring for plants, and earned a college degree in Botany, but you don't have to be a green-thumb or live in the tropics for that matter, to grow a tree from an avocado fruit's large seed. The photo here is of an avocado I rooted and planted for a client in her Central Park West apartment about 2 years ago. You can see that it's thriving in the middle of New York City! All this reminds me of one of my all-time favorite [...] Continue reading