Recently I discussed protecting tender plants in the landscape, but now that temperatures are reaching below the freezing point on a regular basis, most plants will benefit from severe cold weather protection.
Winter protection of woody plants and herbaceous plants is important during the upcoming winter months. The amount of protection depends upon the cold hardiness of the plants as indicated by the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map designation. This indicator reflects the severity and length of the cold period and upon exposure.
For Louisianans, this week is jam-packed full of fun. Two of the most decadent holidays known to man happen to fall within the confines of this week.
Today is Mardi Gras, which roughly translates to “farewell to flesh.” Though not everyone who celebrates the holiday — usually with parades, food, wine and other indulgences — is Catholic, the main point of the holiday is to celebrate as the season changes into Lent (which begins Wednesday). During Lent, many Catholics fast from something they like as part of their religious traditions.
She telephoned asking for help in turning an outbuilding behind her house into livable space. She needed the money a small apartment would produce, she said.
“My income is not enough to sustain me,” she said, and with very little prodding began to talk about what had taken her from a job at the now-closed Northeast Supports and Services Center to being a statistic.
Halloween is upon us. Of course, whether you’re navigating the dark corridors of a “haunted house” or just dealing with the “creepy” characters coming to your door demanding candy, you’re probably not too fearful of the sights of the season. But as you go through life, you’ll want to avoid some things that really are scary — such as these investment moves: