The Gift of Peace and Relaxation

Imagine for a moment you possessed the ability to give the gift of peace and relaxation. Would you pass it onto others? Would you keep it for yourself? Maybe you would do both?

Now imagine it’s a pleasant summer evening and you’re sitting in your favorite chair on your back porch. You’re sipping your favorite summer drink as the gentle summer breeze softly conducts the relaxing sounds of a wind chime. Peace and relaxation level 10, stress level zero.

Wind chimes are more than just an instrument to create soothing sounds. In fact, they date back to over 5,000 years ago when they were believed to help ward off evil spirits by the people of Ancient Rome and Southeastern Asia.  Over the years, wind chimes evolved to serve a variety of purposes from keeping animals and birds away from crops, to expressing sympathy as a memorial gift, to simply providing something pleasant on the eye and gentle on the ear.

Just as there are many different purposes of a wind chime, there are many different characteristics that you need consider when selecting the perfect wind chime.  When selecting the right wind chime, you need to consider what material you like both in terms of appearance and the tone it will create.  You also need to be aware of the size of the wind chime in relation to the space in which you will hang it (typically, the bigger the wind chime, the louder it will be).  And finally, there are a variety of designs, colors and styles of wind chimes, so select one that suits your personality and coordinates with your existing outdoor décor.

Frazee Gardens carries a wide variety of wind chimes. Stop in and browse on your own or let one of our friendly customer service associates help you select the perfect wind chime.

Pro Tip: A wind chime makes a great gift for a special loved one. Not only will they enjoy the sound and beauty of the gift, but they will think of you each time they hear the relaxing sounds of the wind chime.

Quick and Simple Care Tips for Spring Frost

Spring Time Frost TipsIt took the warmer Spring temperatures a while to get here, but they have finally arrived! And while we are all enjoying the warmer daytime temperatures, don’t forget that overnight temperatures may still bring frost. Be sure to take precaution with your flowers, shrubs and plants that might be affected.

Here are a few simple tips on how to protect your plants from overnight frost damage:

  1. If plants are in containers, bring them indoors overnight or at least into your garage or shed.
  2. Smaller plants and flowers can be covered with an inverted bucket or flower pot. You may even be able to cover up some low lying growth with a layer of mulch. Be sure to remove the covering in the morning once the temperature rises above freezing.
  3. Cover larger shrubs and trees with fabric such as an old bed sheet. If possible, drape the fabric over a frame rather than directly on the plant. You can make a simple frame by using three relatively-equal sticks to form a teepee-like structure, then use fabric to enclose and tie the sticks and fabric together at the top. Be sure to remove the covering in the morning once the temperature rises above freezing.