THE OLD SIGN PHILOSOPHER, THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY!

Which side of bed.........is the right side?
Behind every argument.....is someone's ignorance.

LEWIS & CLARK EXPEDITION 200 YEARS AGO TODAY 11/30/1804

A messenger reports that a Mandan hunting party was attacked by the Sioux and Arikara. Further reports indicate that one is dead and two are wounded plus nine horses are taken. Clark and 23 men go to Mitutanka and tells the chiefs to gather their warriors and together they will fight their adversaries. After brief discussion, the chiefs reply that they see the captains sincerity in helping their tribe but they decide to wait until spring to retaliate. Clark marches the Corps back home in formation in the snow.

WHITE HOUSE CHRISTMAS TREE

A beautiful 18 1/2 foot-tall noble fir from Washington will be the official White House Christmas tree. The Blue Room Christmas tree will be presented to First Lady Laura Bush by John and Carol Tillman, owners of Northwest Plantations Christmas Tree farm in Rochester, Wash. The Tillmans earned the honor by winning a Nat'l. Christmas Tree Assoc. contest. The White House staff
also selected trees for Camp David and the Oval Office during a trip to the Tillmans' farm. http://www.realchristmastrees.org

LIVE CHRISTMAS TREE PURCHASING

Live Christmas tree purchases have declined the past five years. The popularity of live Christmas trees is declining in the U.S., according to USA Today. Since 1999, the number of households that display live Christmas trees has dropped 33% from 35.4 million to 23.4 million. During the 1990s, the number of households
with fake trees increased nearly 40% from 36.3 million to 50.6 million.

Experts speculate the reasons for the shift in consumer preferences include more attractive and less expensive artificial trees and a perception that live trees are messy. At Greenscape Gardens we take great pride in quality Christmas trees that your family will cherish throughout the season. Come in now for the best selection.

Total Landscape Receives ALCA Award Of Distinction

Nov 30, 2004 12:17 PM
The Associated Landscape Contractors of America (ALCA) recently awarded Total Landscape, Inc. of St. Louis with the Award of Distinction in the Residential Design/Build Category for the 35th Annual ALCA Exterior Environmental Improvement Awards Program.

ALCA’s Environmental Improvement Awards program reflects the association’s commitment to creating and preserving the beauty of our landscape. The program is designed to reward landscape contracting professionals who execute quality-landscaping projects and to recognize citizens who underwrite such work. In sponsoring the awards program, ALCA also strives to increase public awareness of environmental improvement through quality landscaping and to encourage the landscape contractor’s consistent use of quality materials and workmanship.

Bob Franey, President of Total Landscape commented on receiving the ALCA Award of Distinction, saying “This is an honor for our company, but I have to give the credit for the award to our outstanding landscape designers and installation crew.” Franey added “the Total Landscape staff really worked hard together as a team on this project, making sure that the installation and final results outdid the creative design and the materials selected to complete the project.”

ALCA represents approximately 2,500 professional exterior and interior landscape maintenance, installation and design/build contractors and suppliers nationwide.

www.totallandscape.com

Editors note: Our congratulations to Mr. Bob Franey and the entire crew of Total Landscape. This is one of the quality landscape contractors who frequently buy their landscape material from Greenscape Gardens.
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