A green Christmas tree

[singlepic=339,320,240,,center]Want to save money and help the environment at the same time? Peggy DeMaree has an answer. She grew her own Christmas tree from a seedling and keeps it in a pot. Some pruning helps keep the tree a manageable size and each Christmas she brings it inside and decorates it.

“Good soil, fertilizer, and pruning along with faithful watering will produce a strong tree, lasting forever,” she said.

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Mint Hill readying for fall

carolina-leaves.jpgIt’s leaf blowing and raking season in North Carolina! What to do with the leaves? I spoke with town hall today and they said to remember that all leaves you want picked up must be in bags. No more than 10 bags of leaves or any other yard debris will be picked up per week per household.

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