Christmas Trees

Real or Fake?

What’s Your Choice of Christmas Tree?

With Christmas quickly approaching, discount cialis  we have a lot of holiday thoughts on our mind. There are presents to buy, best viagra parties to attend, outdoors to decorate and meals to cook.One of the other things at the top of our mind is the Christmas tree. You have more choices than ever.

  • Traditional cut trees
  • Artificial trees
  • Living Christmas trees
  • Renting a live Christmas tree (bet you didn’t know that was an option in some cities)

Tucson has many options to choose from. Artificial trees come in a variety of colors and even come complete with lights. You can find them anywhere from your local Walgreens to Target to Home Depot. Living trees are generally smaller than cut trees. Home Depot and Lowe’s and some nurseries around town are where you can find these. And, then there’s the cut tree. You don’t have to drive very far to find a tree lot. They’re on almost every major intersection parking lot in Tucson. Who remembers when you could have your cut tree “flocked.” And, I don’t think we’re to a point where you can actually rent a Christmas tree here. You never know though. It may become popular in the future.

If you can do it, definitely buy local. Brian & Kelly’s Pumpkins, Christmas Trees and Farmers Market is a local dealer of cut Christmas trees.  Another local cut tree dealer is Buckelew Farms. They use a small farm in Oregeon for their tree supply. If you want to cut down your own Christmas tree, there are Christmas tree farmers who allow you to cut down your own tree on Mt. Lemmon. Find a legitimate tree farmer and follow their rules.

If you want to read a great article about the pros and cons of each type of tree check out the Take Part article here.

Tucson Botanical Gardens Luminaria Nights is Happening Now
Looking for something fun to do with your family? Check out the Tucson Botanical Gardens Luminaria Nights. It’s a fun way to spend an evening during the holidays and it has a Local Tucson flare. It’s a holiday tradition for me and my family and my grandkids love it. You get to walk the lanes of the gardens lit by luminarias while listening to holiday music. There are different types of live music playing throughout the gardens.Have some hot chocolate or hot apple cider and a cookie inside the gardens. And, there will be food trucks this year if you’re looking for something more than just a snack.And, of course what would a holiday event like this be without Santa Claus? He will be there to listen to your small ones Christmas gift wishes. There’s something for everyone to enjoy.And, it’s a different way to enjoy our local botanical gardens. Find more informationhere.
Upcoming Dates Include:
December 12th, 13th, 14th
5:30 to 8:30 p.m.Adult $12, Children $6Member Adult $10, Children $4
Peppermint Meltaway Cookies
Original Source: Taste Of Home
1 cup butter, softened – make sure it’s at room temperature or you won’t have good results.
1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cornstarch (yes, you read that right – 1/2 cup)
2 tablespoons butter, softened
1-1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
2 tablespoons 2% milk
1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
1/2 cup crushed peppermint candies (I use candy canes)
In a small bowl, cream butter and confectioners’ sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in extract. Combine flour and cornstarch; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
Shape into 1-in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
In a small bowl, beat butter until fluffy. Add the confectioners’ sugar, milk, & extract; beat until smooth. Spread over cooled cookies; sprinkle with crushed candies. Store in an airtight container. 
Yield: approx. 3 1/2 dozen.
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