Summer Outlook, Flower Moon, Chicken Coop

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Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, May 9, 2017

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The birds around me hopped and played,
Their thoughts I cannot measure;
But the least motion which they made
It seemed a thrill of pleasure
.
–William Wordsworth (1770–1850)

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Full Moon for May 2021
Full Moon for May 2021

May’s full Moon rises on Wednesday, May 26! This full Moon will be the closest full Moon of the year, making it the second of two supermoons—don’t miss it! Plus, it will coincide with a total lunar eclipse in some areas. Here’s everything you should know about this month’s full Moon, including how...
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Rose Plant Guide

How do you plant a rosebush? How do you grow roses? Our Rose Plant Guide will get you started—with advice on easy-care rose varieties, too. See our free Rose Guide.

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Phlox
Phlox

Phlox are perennials and a favorite choice—from ground cover blooming in early spring to the tall phlox blooming in mid- to late summer. Learn more about how to grow and care for your phlox.
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The Old Farmer’s Almanac Gardening Notebook

A gardener’s most useful tool is knowledge from past seasons. Don’t rely on sticky notes or memory! You’ll love our beautiful Gardening Notebook with its waterproof cover—easy to bring to the garden. Keep records so you know when pests arrive and when to put preventative controls in place to avoid damage. Also, track what blossoms when, first and last frost dates, what was planted where, what worked, favorite varieties, what you want to move, and other notes. 

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Raising Chickens 101: How to Build a Chicken Coop
Raising Chickens 101: How to Build a Chicken Coop

If you’re going to raise chickens, you’ll need a chicken coop to house them! You can find a pre-made coop kit or you can build your own chicken coop. Here are 10 tips on coop design as well as advice on buiding the coop yourself. 
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Bees Please Water Pitcher

Use this small pitcher as a decoration or to hold to dried flowers.

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