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Almost the end of the year it seems like a time to think back on accomplishments and memorable times. This past summer my daughter and…more

Almost the end of the year it seems like a time to think back on accomplishments and memorable times.
This past summer my daughter and myself swam in the, “Women Swimmin” fundraiser here in Ithaca NY to support the Local Hospice.
http://womenswimmin.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1016969 I recommend watching the video it is very inspiring.

Quote,”…as 291 swimmers and almost 187 boaters crossed Cayuga Lake. They were met on shore by about 1000 volunteers and well wishers. Everyone enjoyed music from the Yardvarks and breakfast from Ithaca Bakery and Collegetown Bagels. A great morning to be at the Ithaca Yacht Club! ”

Wommen Swimmin is a very enthusiastic community event in support of  The Tompkins County and Palliative Care Center. I had wanted to do the across the CayugaLlake swim for several years but this year I planned on signing up early. Since it was the 9th year , the registration closed after less than 24 hours .
I recently read an article about planting leftover flower bulbs in the garden at the Hospice , I think we should do that next year, in addition to the swimming of course.

Tree Beginnings supports our local businesses and always have Since 1992. We also support childrens programs and give seed to some environmental programs throughout the year.

plant a memory for children

Children love the environment

Children are the greatest among us, they are wonderful ambassadors for our environment.
Remember the Children of Newtown, Conn: Plant a Memory that will grow and remember  them forever.

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Support the Environment, Plant a Tree

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Plant a Memory for the Children

Plant a tree for Earth Day and take advice from a tree.

plant a tree for earth day

advice from a Tree

Stand tall and proud
Sink your roots into the earth
Be content with your natural beauty
Go out on a limb
Drink plenty of water
Remember your roots
Enjoy the view!

March 29, 2012
Earth Day is almost here – Join us in Celebrating our natural world.
See our April Promotion Below. Plant a tree for a Greener Tomorrow!
From all of us at Tree & Floral Beginnings , Locke ,NY

plant a tree for earth day

free tree seedlings, place your order in April

grow with it – Outdoor weddings are taking off. The photography is exceptional and the expense is minimal.

green weddings are eco chic

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Outdoor weddings are extremely popular among couples who want to incorporate nature into their celebrations and share their love of the outdoors with their guests. In addition to encouraging loved ones to give back to the earth, there are many great reasons to give tree seedlings or seed packets as wedding favors.

They are symbolic of the couples growing love, they are versatile and easy to personalize, and they are budget-friendly and simple to make.
Not just for spring or summer weddings, seeds or tree seedlings make thoughtful, green, favors any time of the year. While most are easy to assemble and personalize, it helps to choose a flower or tree that will be easy for your guests to plant and maintain.
The symbolism of planting seedlings is unmistakable. It is a romantic reminder for your guests that your love will grow indefinitely. They can wish you well each year as they witness the growth of the flowers or trees that they planted in your honor.
Your options aren’t limited to seed packets. You can give out bulbs in votive candles, for example, creating an attractive table centerpiece or place setting, as well as a favor. Think beyond traditional plants and consider herbs, or surprise guests by placing seeds in matchbooks instead of matches.

Finally, you will inspire your guests to think “green” and plant for a greener tomorrow.  Earth-friendly favors can be accented with containers as simple as a paper packet or as elegant as a small bamboo box or metal tin. The important part is to make them a representation of your love and a remembrance of your special day.

by Katie Testa

Reference:

http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/photogallery/floral-favors

Plant a tree in the fall for the best results.

fall forest for weddings
he who plants a tree, plants a hope….

Did you know 2 mature trees provide enough oxygen for a family of 4?

Half of the world’s forests have disappeared.

Tree planting is the most cost effective way to reduce the CO2 in the atmosphere and cool down the earth’s temperature.
Planting 30 trees will remove a person’s carbon debt for that year.

What can you do?

Small changes in your life routine can add up to big differences in helping to help the earth. It is difficult to believe that one person and planting one little tree can make a difference. But it can, and planting trees is an easy, fun way to contribute to greening your town.

The presentation of a tree at a special event is a tremendous gift. A wonderful opportunity to inspire, promote and plant trees for a Greener Tomorrow. By giving Trees as Favors at their Weddings, brides and grooms will set an example and possibly inspire their guests.  Meaningful gifts create “growing memories” that last a lifetime.

In all things of nature there is something of the marvellous.” - Aristotle

wedding centerpieces with gerber daisies

potted plants for centerpieces
Growing Trend

Potted Plants as Wedding Centerpieces – a “Growing” Trend

 Bring Mother Nature in and inspire your guests with living potted flowers and herbs.  The remarkable thing about using plant centerpieces is that they are a growing symbol of your new life together, inspirational for your guests and project your eco-commitment from this day forward.

Gerber Daisies are our favorite potted plants because their brilliant colors pop on the reception tables. Forget-me-not’s, roses and lavender are attractive centerpieces. These flowers work well because they are a popular nursery plant which makes them easy to find. Rosemary and   basil are wonderful plotted herbs and are guest favorites, with an abundance of “green” points due to their culinary popularity and familiar scents.

Advantages of potted plant centerpieces in your wedding:

- They are surprisingly affordable from your local florist / nursery or can be planted far in advance

- Potted flower or herbs as centerpieces are unique table name/number holders

- There is no risk of the flower getting fatigued with weather and sitting for long periods of time.   They can be arranged days in advance, avoiding the last minute rush.

- Plants can be placed in decorative containers and finished with complementary ribbon to complement your colors or theme.

- They are available in a massive selection of colors, sizes, shapes that can tie in with the overall style or theme.

     Flowers and herbs embrace the something “green” trend in 2009 as we become more aware of the natural world around us. Complement with eco-friendly seed favor guest gifts for a wedding they will remember forever.

Sheila Sheffield,
Plant a Memory for a greener tomorrow.

Celebrate earth day 2011 – plant a tree, save the earth for a greener tomorrow

tree gift of "green"

The celebration of Earth Day on April 22nd began in the United States in 1970 and was the brainchild of Senator Gaylord Nelson, who had long pondered about finding a way to “put the environment into the political ‘limelight’ once and for all” (his words). April 22 Earth Day, is now celebrated in most countries of the world. Earth Day is a perfect time to reflect about what you are doing to help protect the environment. There are many ways that you can celebrate alone and with others. 

We can help our planet by planting trees: Did you Know? One large tree provides oxygen for up to 4 people?

  Plant a tree save the earth

 


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