Tips on Flowers and Floral Arrangements

Make Your Own Floral Water Preservative
Try this home made recipe for a floral preservative. For an average-sized vase mix 2 tablespoons of vinegar and 1 tablespoon of sugar with the water. Mix thoroughly. The vinegar will slow the growth of the scum that develops on the surface of the water. The sugar will feed the flowers. You can also use a lemon-lime soda mixed into equal parts with water for a preservative. The sugar will feed the flowers, and the acid in the lemon-lime will help prevent bacteria from forming.

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Heating Tips
Winter Energy Savings Tips

• Try to minimize the number of times that you open your doors to the outside weather.

• When not using the chimney, remember to shut the flue.

• Insulate walls and attic areas properly. Batts of insulation added to your attic is an easy do-it yourself project.

• Lowering your thermostat by 1 degree F. will reduce your heating bill by 2%. Maintaining 68 degrees is an average daily temperature, with lower temperatures at nighttime. Also, lower the thermostat if you will not be home during the daytime hours.

• Use ceiling fans set at slow speed to push the warm air away from the ceiling and move it around your rooms. Everyone will feel the warmth and be more comfortable!

• Try to use the sun when it is out! Open windows on southern and eastern exposures throughout the daytime hours. Remember to close shades before sun sets to keep the heat in the house.