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Falcon Ranch February 2018

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ELECTRICIAN $20 Off Any Service Call! 1 Not to be combined with any other discount or offer. WIRED Electrical Services Residential & Commercial Award Winner Master #100394 • TECL #22809 24/7 Service 5 Year Warranty* 100% Customer Satisfaction Guaranteed! P Mount Flat Screens P Generators P Lighting P Add Circuits P Panel Replacement P Cable/Phone 713-467-1125 281-897-0001 www.wiredes.com Family Owned & Operated FAT TUESDAY FEB. 13, 2018 MARDI GRAS 1/6-2/13/18 FUN FACTS: WOULD YOU BELIEVE? • More than 500,000 king cakes are sold each year in New Orleans between January 6 th and Fat Tuesday. • The king cakes include a tiny plastic baby doll inside; the person who finds the doll is declared “king” and must buy the next cake or give the next party. • The metro area’s 37,000-plus hotel rooms are traditionally 95% filled during Mardi Gras weekend. • An economic impact study released by the University of New Orleans estimates that Mardi Gras generates over $840 million annually. • The largest of about one dozen Mardi Gras supply houses in New Orleans sells an estimated one billion pairs of beads for a Mardi Gras season. • The super parades of Endymion and Bacchus, feature a combined total of 67 floats, 60 marching bands and more than 250 units. Their 4,200 members toss more than 1.5 million cups, 2.5 million doubloons and millions of beads. • One of the most photographed objects in all of Mardi Gras is the Boeuf Gras float in the Rex parade. Since the Middle Ages, the bouef gras (fatted bull) has been the symbol of the last meat eaten before Lent. Courtesy: neworleanscvb.com Smile! Invisaligg Elite Premier Provider Braces for Children & Adults Complimentarr Consultations Most Insurances Accepted GARDENING TIPS FOR FEBRUARY FLOWERS • Plants to set: Alyssum, Calendula, Canterbury Bells, Carnations, Columbine, Cornflower, Daisies, Delphinium, Hollyhock, Larkspur, Lobelia, Nicotiana, Pansy, Petunia, Phlox (Louisiana), Shrimp Plant, Snapdragon, Stock and Verbena. VEGETABLES • Plant beets, broccoli (plants), brussel sprouts (plants), cabbage (plants), carrots, cauliflower (plants), celery, chinese cabbage (plants), chives collards (plants), endive, kale, lettuce (leaf and head), mustard, onions (plants), parsley, garden peas, radishes, rutabagas, spinach, tomato (seeds) and turnips. 1260 Pin Oak Rd. Suite 208 Katy, TX 77494 • • • • • KCCortho.com 281-392-0888 TREES AND SHRUBS • Finish all transplanting, get everything in the ground for a good spring spurt of growth. Transplant balled and burlap, container-grown, bare-root deciduous evergreen trees, shrubs, roses and vines while still dormant. • Finish pruning roses. Weed and cultivate lightly all beds. Replenish mulch as needed. • Control early spring insects like thrips on glads and aphids on young tender growth. Spray with Malathion, Diazinon or Orthene. • At the end of February: peach, apple and pear fruit must be thinned to insure quality production at harvest. • Give groundcovers a haircut. They will spread faster. • Divide daylilies, daisies and other perennials now. 12 February 2018 | Community Newsletter

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