Orion, flower bed ideas, strawberries

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Orion in Late March

Stargazing with Orion in March
During the month of March, the most widely recognized constellation at nightfall is Orion, standing upright in the southwest. People who appreciate the outdoors and the night sky may know this prominent constellation best. Here are Orion constellation facts and viewing tips from Almanac astronomer Bob Berman.
Tree of Life Indoor/Outdoor Reflective Wall Decoration

Features intricately detailed roots, leaves, branches, and flowers over a backdrop of swirling wind. The finish is very deep and radiant.  

California Desert Blooms

Wildflower Super Bloom Out West
What a magical sight! Dry, barren deserts are blooming with millions of flowers, drowning the land with lush colors. Other climates have the luxury of flowers blooming throughout the year. In western deserts, this is all concentrated in a few enchanted weeks.
Sun Face Kinetic Wind Stake

Bring dramatic excitement to your garden with this extra-large kinetic wind stake featuring a 32-inch-wide Sun fan. Beautifully hand-painted metal Sun rays dazzle as the double-blade design spins in opposite directions, creating a mesmerizing effect. Video of the wind stake in action is available.

Plant at the Right Time

Seed Starting and Planting Date Calculator
Find seed-starting dates for your first spring planting.
Balsam Fir Pillows

Balsam Fir Pillows are traditionally given as a sign of friendship, and it’s easy to see why! The pleasant smell of balsam fir will last for years and there are many designs to choose from that will complement your sofa. 

Starting a Flower Bed

How to Grow a Flower Garden
Interested in planting a flower garden? Here are some planting tips for flower beds—plus, suggestions on which flowers to grow.
Hummingbird Thermometer Stake

“Fun” and “functional” describe this special garden thermometer. A hand-painted glass hummingbird sits atop a large, easy-to-read, dial thermometer. The temperature gauge displays both Fahrenheit and Celsius.

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Choosing Strawberries to Grow

Growing Strawberries and Strawberry Varieties
How do you grow the best-tasting strawberries? We’ll share our planting and growing tips. Let’s start with the best strawberry varieties.
Peaceful Moon Large Suncatcher

Made in Ohio from 100% recycled glass at a nonprofit recycling facility. Every piece is individually pressed.