Monthly Archives: January 2012

16 Festive Plants You Can Gift to Celebrate Chinese New Year

Now that we’ve settled into the calendar New Year, it’s time to start preparing for Chinese New Year, which observes the Lunar New Year. To help celebrate, come to Friedman’s Home Improvement to purchase a Potted Dwarf Citrus Tree, which is on sale this week. Mandarin oranges and tangerines are an important symbol of Lunar New Year. To celebrate Chinese New Year, families will often buy small potted citrus trees as a symbol of abundance and fortune and gift them to friends and relatives. Other festive plants that are exchanged during Chinese New Year include: ●      Celosia ●      Marigold ●      Petunia ●      Zinnia ●      Azalea …

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Your Next Holiday Resolution: Reduce Clutter & Waste

A great New Year’s resolution that the entire family can participate in this year, is cutting back on the amount of waste we send to the landfill. Friedman’s Home Improvement suggests the following tips and ideas for “slimming your waste”: ● Place a recycle bin next to every garbage can, everywhere in your home and office. ● Buy a compost crock to dispose of food scraps. Doing so can divert 34% of landfill waste. ● Pack lunches in reusable containers. ● Use rechargeable batteries for your electronic gadgets. ● Recycle your aluminum cans. ● Carry your own reusable totes and bags when going to the …

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