Perfume: Looking for Lilacs

If you love flowers and grew up in the Midwest or the Northeast at this time of year your thoughts are likely turning to lilacs. I grew up in Connecticut, and one whiff of a lilac blossom will immediately transport me nostalgically back to the springs of my childhood.

The Garden Spot with Hannah Scott: Spring Planting

As we move outdoors, we start to think of what we want our gardens to look like this summer. Which flowers and plants worked well and thrived last year, which varieties we’d like to add, and which areas we’d like to improve.

Happy Earth Day!

How will you honor this day? We hope this poem will inspire you…

Can Earth Be Earth?

April 22nd: Earth Day 2012

With Earth Day fast approaching, the question is, what will you do to mark this international day, go even greener, and help save our planet? If you’re near the Washington D.C. area or you’ve ever wanted to visit, maybe you can take part in the Earth Day Network’s  Mobilize the Earth™rally on the National Mall.

Not IF, but WHEN…

The Importance of Emergency Preparedness

“Not if the tornado hits you, when the tornado hits you,” is a quote from Mike Seidel last Friday on the Weather Channel as devastating tornadoes ripped through the American Heartland.

8 Ways to Go Green This Christmas

It’s a time to give, but it’s also a time to give back. As we tend to consume more and increase household waste as much as up to 25% over the holiday season, we can also look at lowering our carbon footprint and finding gifts

Snow Princess

Environmental Factors Call For Record Breaking Snowfalls

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! Is your snow princess outfit ready? Those in the northeast were so lucky to have the first snowfall in October – note: the first snowfall EVER in Central Park in October

Best in Storm Award

Remember the woman wearing oven mitts, waist deep in water, cleaning out the street drain in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene? She was awesome!!

Rated Best Laundry Detergent

Every year Good Housekeeping comes out with their list of products tested by their scientists among thousands of new products, and this year Method Laundry Detergent came out on top with their VIP award – *Very Innovative Products. 

A Giant Vortex

I was watching the NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams last night and he turned to the weather; unfortunately the weather seems to be included in the nightly news much more often these days. Brian said, “I want you to take a look at this: a giant vortex over the mid-west

What’s Next Hurricane Barbie? (I Get This Question All the Time)


Yes! Meteorites and falling space debris! We got through (I’d really like to say survived, but very tragically not all of us did)

The Garden Spot with Hannah Scott: Labor Day Deals

We all know that Labor Day Weekend is a great time to hit deals on furniture, clothing and white sales, but did you know it’s also great weekend for gardening deals as well?