Winter Energy Efficiency Tips

There are easy ways to conserve energy during colder months without sacrificing too much comfort. Following are a few easy to incorporate energy efficiency tips into your daily routine to conserve energy and save money.

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The Best Things to Do this Winter in New York

After a warm December, cold winter weather has finally arrived. That’s no reason to hibernate though. Here are our favorite activities to do this winter in New York: everything from Broadway shows to skating in the parks!

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Gardening events scheduled in the Houston area

Gardening events scheduled in the Houston area

Harris County Master Gardeners’ Fruit and Nut Tree Sale and Lectures: plant overview 8 a.m., sale 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, 3033 Bear Creek Drive; 281-855-5600, hcmga.tamu.edu.

Waller County Master Gardeners’ Fruit Tree Event: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Tegler Autos, 850 Business 290 N., Hempstead; pick up pre-orders, purchase other trees, register for March 5 Spring Fling Gardening Seminar; txmg.org/wallermg.

Fruit Culture Day: presentations 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the Arbor Gate, 15635 FM 2920, Tomball; 281-746-6320, arborgate.com.

Alternative Garden Techniques – Reinventing the Past: with Mary Karish.

Tomball Garden Club program. 9:30 a.m. in the Amegy Bank Community meeting room, 28201 Texas 249, Tomball; tomballgardenclub.com.

Gardening for Butterflies: with Cockrell Butterfly Center horticulturist Soni Holladay.

Heritage Gardeners of Friendswood program. 9:30 a.m. at the Marie Workman Garden Center, 112 West Spreading Oaks, Friendswood; 281-992-4438, heritage gardener.org.

Conservation and Environmental Issues: with Kathy Lord of the Bayou Preservation Association. …read more

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Year Round Curb Appeal

Do winter landscapes make you feel dull and drab, somehow just unsatisfied with the curb appeal your home is presenting? It doesn’t have to be that way! Consider a few yard improvement projects that can improve the appearance of your yard.

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Fight the Winter Blues with Inspiring Decor

There is a condition called seasonal affective disorder (SAD) that causes some people to become depressed and lethargic during the winter season. It is common in East Coast cities like Philadelphia that experience cold, sometimes stressful winters.

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Selling Your Home? Don’t Make These Silly Mistakes

When you’re selling your home, you want to make sure you’re doing everything right. You don’t want to inadvertently turn off potential buyers. Yet many homeowners make major mistakes that can end up killing a home sale.

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The Best Ways to Spend Snow Days in NYC!

New York snow days are the best! With ideas for everything from the best breakfast to finding the perfect sledding hill to fun indoor activities, here’s how you and your kids can make the most of the next one.

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