Christmas will soon be here and many enjoy decorating homes and businesses with poinsettias, wreaths with colorful bows, roping and fresh floral arrangements. Others like something a bit different, such as a blooming cyclamen, Christmas cactus or amaryllis. Whichever of these is your favorite, we invite you to visit Monroe Technology Center’s annual Christmas SaleContinue reading “Do you hear what I hear;”
By Debi Chaves… Poinsettias are the most popular Christmas plant. Through extensive breeding, they now come in a variety of colors, pinks, white, purple, multi. There are extensive varieties named after their characteristics such as Jingle Bells, Marble, Monet, Strawberries and Cream, Tapestry, Winter’s Rose, etc. Yet red seems to remain the favorite. Perhaps, becauseContinue reading “Christmas Sale for High School”
By Debi Chaves Today I got a new calendar by Neale Donald Walsch that Sara spotted in a store and thought it was just what I needed. Generously, MG purchased it and gave it to me. It’s titled, “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone”. Does that make you a little nervous? IContinue reading “Debi’s New”
Are everywhere it seems! Have you noticed?
After a long, cold winter and late spring, it is wonderful to see greenery, color and new life again! Come and join us at Monroe Technology Center’s annual Spring Plant Sale where you are sure to find a plant (or a cartload) you will love. Whether you’re looking for an herb, tomato or berry plantContinue reading “Spring Plant Sale 2014”
Deborah Chaves, Teacher, says; What would Christmas be without a beautiful poinsettia plant? So many colors and varieties are available today to choose from but red is still the favorite. There’s something almost magical about poinsettias. Taking care of a greenhouse full of them at Monroe Technology Center in Leesburg, Virginia beginning in August, IContinue reading “Poinsettias for Sale”
We are supporting The Monroe Technology Center FFA T-Shirt campaign. Buy and wear your shirt to show your support: https://www.booster.com/monroetech The Monroe Technology Center FFA is proud to be the only FFA representing Loudoun’s students in agriculture curriculums such as Biotechnology, Environmental Plant Science and Veterinary Science. The National FFA Organization was organized as theContinue reading “Monroe Technology Center FFA Fundraiser”
I’m glad I answered the door when my neighbor, Marion, knocked. Perfectly lovely! Oh, and some homemade chocolate chip cookies as well! Some days are real good! Gardening Tip. Marion said she heard to water my orchid just drop in an ice cube! What do you think?
“In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.” (Proverbs 3:6, NKJV) I have spend the last year or so trying to build a walking meditative path on an acre of land that was purely neglected farm land for years in eastern NC. It has a small pond that is worked into myContinue reading “A Path…”
By, Deborah Chaves Color your spring with plants! Plants can provide colorful blooms to brighten your outside or to cut and bring inside. Even leaf colors and textures create a canvas awash with beauty. The varying scents of plants can color our olfactory perception…such as walking by a bed of lavender, rosemary or thyme thatContinue reading “Color Your Spring!”