Authentic voices. Remarkable stories. AOL On Originals showcase the passions that make the world a more interesting place.
Hank Azaria’s touching, humorous, and often enlightening journey from a man who is not even sure he wants to have kids, to a father going through the joys, trials and tribulations of being a dad.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Tracy Anderson spend time with women who've overcome hardship, injury, and setbacks to triumph in the face of adversity.
Enter the graceful but competitive world of ballet through the eyes of executive producer, Sarah Jessica Parker. This behind-the-scenes docudrama reveals what it takes to perform on the ultimate stage, the New York City Ballet. Catch NYCB on stage at Lincoln Center.
ACTING DISRUPTIVE takes viewers inside the businesses and passion projects of Hollywood’s top celebrities.
Explore what it means to be human as we rush head first into the future through the eyes, creativity, and mind of Tiffany Shlain, acclaimed filmmaker and speaker, founder of The Webby Awards, mother, constant pusher of boundaries and one of Newsweek’s “women shaping the 21st Century.”
They say every picture tells a story and AOL On's new original series My Ink proves it. Travel along as some of the world's greatest athletes bring their tattoos to life through exclusive interviews and visits to their favorite tattoo parlors.
Discover crowdfunded small business success stories with author, comedian, and entrepreneur Baratunde Thurston.
Go behind-the-scenes with racing's hottest, young talent, 17-year-old Dylan Kwasniewski, as he aspires to make it in the #1 motorsport in America – NASCAR
Follow Scott Schuman, the Sartorialist, from the streets of NYC to the capitals of Europe on his quest to photograph and document the best in culture and fashion.
Iconic potter, designer, author and personality Jonathan Adler shares his unique perspective on creativity. Showcasing the inspiration Jonathan finds in the most unlikely people and places, Inspiration Point will add style, craft and joy to your life.
Serving Innovation gives a fresh look into the stories and passions that motivate some of the most innovative tastemakers in America.
A documentary directed by Alex Winter exploring the Napster downloading revolution; the kids who created it, the bands and businesses that were affected and its impact on the world at large.
Nicole Richie brings her unfiltered sense of humor and unique perspective to life in a new series based on her irreverent twitter feed. The show follows the outspoken celebrity as she shares her perspective on style, parenting, relationships and her journey to adulthood.
Dave Epstein consults with Henry Patt about the best cut Christmas tree to buy and how to care for it before and after it ...
leaves the nursery.
Tags:How to Keep Christmas Trees Healthy Indoors,Caring for a Christmas tree,How to Keep a Christmas Tree Fresh,keep a Christmas tree alive,preserve your christmas tree,Dave Epstein,growing wisdom,keep christmas tree healthy
Grab video code:
David: Hi, I am David Epstein welcome to Growing Wisdom. It is the great time of the year time many of you will be going out and choosing your Christmas trees and we are here at Weston Nurseries with Henry Patt. Henry tell me about the different types of trees that available to most tom owners.
Henry: Basically there are two main types one is your traditional Balsam Fir they have the wonder sent when you walk in the home. The Fraser Fir they do not have as much of the smell and they tend to hold the needles a little bit longer than the Balsam if they want to it after long time they might be better out going with the Fraser.
If it just to the Holidays and they doing this near the Christmas time then the Balsam might be the better choice if they love the nice smell. One not to common but the soul here is called the White Fir has a longer needle a little more bluish in color of the white fir is one free that people are on allergic too.
David: Well, that is really great I like because it is a little bit bluer.
David: And it is a little more compact that it is not as losses the other one.
David: So, Henry what should I asked somebody to do to the tree after I purchase that to be sure that is you know really ready in the home it is going to be the last as long as possible is really that is the trick.
Henry: The basic thing you got to remember is this tree has been cut two or three or four weeks prior as we sale this is healed over.
David: So, no water is going to be suck into this.
Henry: It is very important to get water going out to keep the needles on for the holiday. Therefore we want to do the fresh cut we can also take off the branches if they wish to have the branches cut off. Most stands have like standard point and that is the anchor so the tree does not move. Most stands they have three points or three screws that you screw in with that point in the center.
That is kind a critical to get the tree buck right on top of it.
Henry: Usually if you just pushed it down and that is enough force to keep it there but if you have a little bit of a whole drill a little let help a little more.
David: So, then you would fill this with water.
Henry: Correct, that would fill with up probably leave about a half inch down some trees what they need a lot of moisture they suck that water up very quickly and you want to check it, I only check them morning and night.
David: Alright, well Henry thank you very much great time of the year just a beautiful tree. We hope this is been helpful to you during Christmas time and that when you are selecting your Christmas tree put it again in stand. Remember be sure it is drinking, be sure you got a fresh cut and come back every week for all of out tips here at growingwisdom.com.