Monday, April 6, 2009

Celebrate arbor day- win my balls!!!

Arbor day is coming. Nationally, it is the last Wednesday in April, locally. In Washington state, it is> the second Wednesday in April or the 11th. In celebrating Arbor Day, I will be planting 3 columnar apple trees. But I am planting them today not the 11th. And before you call me "Lady Bird", (I am old enough to remember Mrs. Lyndon Baines Johnson - no relation, tell everyone to "beautify america- plant a tree) I say plant a tree, a fruit bush, or some veggies or flowers. It all adds to the oxygen, helps nullify the greenhouse effect, and in general is just a damn fine Idea. It helps cool down the earth, and in short is the eco thing to do. You like doing eco things don't you? I assume you do or you wouldn't be reading this blog! Find out when your state celebrates arbor day here or internationally here Or celebrate personally- here are some suggestions from the Arbor Day foundation:
  • Celebrate Arbor Day in a personal way by planting a tree yourself. It is an act of optimism and kindness, a labor of love and a commitment to stewardship.
  • Read a book about trees. Learn to identify trees in your yard and neighborhood.
  • Enjoy the outdoors. Visit a local park or take a nature hike.
  • Attend a class on tree and plant care.
  • Volunteer with a local tree-planting organization.

You'll meet new people and make a difference in your community. How do you plan to celebrate Arbor Day?

It's that time again.

You know my balls are itching to be given away! MySeedballz that is. Seed Ballz are something I discovered at last yearsFlower and garden show. One thing I like about them is they arehand-rolled in the USA by people with disabilities. And I am for anything thing that grows and gives disabled persons a job. I am giving away two packages this year- 1 basil mix package and 1 sweet pea mix package. Of course, as with all my giveaways entry is so very easy- just reply to this post with a comment. That's it. Two winners will be picked on Friday, April 10th. 6pm. So enter and you too can say you have me by theballs!


Julie said...

Love the name of the giveaway- still giggling.

Chiot's Run said...

Oh, I need to plant some blueberry shrubs and cherry trees in my front garden. We're also hoping to add several apples, plums, pears and other fruiting trees in the back. I don't think I'll get them in by arbor day though.

Beany said...

Hope my husband doesn't find out about this...but I'd like to have your balls.

Fleecenik Farm said...

ahem....I would like to have dibs onyour balls:)

Jennifer said...

Too bad I missed the chance to win your balls! ;)