and in spring, my favorite color is green.
“In laboratory research, visual exposure to settings with trees has produced significant recovery from stress within five minutes, as indicated by changes in blood pressure and muscle tension.”—Dr. Roger S. Ulrich Texas A&M University
Trees properly placed around buildings can reduce air conditioning needs by 30 percent and can save 20 – 50 percent in energy used for heating.”—USDA Forest Service
“One acre of forest absorbs six tons of carbon dioxide and puts out four tons of oxygen. This is enough to meet the annual needs of 18 people.”—U.S. Department of Agriculture
Lily of the Valley
We have been having so much pounding rain. The iris are taking a beating. Bringing the iris inside for bouquets makes them last longer.
To avoid a mess, be sure to turn the iris scapes upside down and shake as you gather them to remove some of the copious amount of water they collect.
With the trees come the birds for they provide homes and sustenance. We only assist with our feeders.