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Daily Newsletter for Friday, June 2, 2017
Mine is the Month of Roses; yes and mine
The Month of Marriages! All pleasant sights
And scents, the fragrance of the blossoming vine,
The foliage of the valleys and the heights.
–Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807–82)
Kyle Petty (NASCAR driver) was born on this day in 1960. Kathryn Joosten (actress) died on this day in 2012.
Saturday Night Lights!
Jupiter and The Moon: An Early June Conjunction
Now that NASA’s Juno spacecraft is orbiting Jupiter and sending us spectacular pictures, especially of its polar regions, we can enjoy a happy coincidence: On this Saturday night, June 3, 2017, Jupiter will form a dramatic tight conjunction with the Moon.
Pest-Resistant Plants and Flowers
Do you have trouble with deer and rabbits in your garden? Here’s a list of pest-resistant plants that these common garden pests won’t touch, plus a few favorite low-maintenance and extra-hardy options.
Broccoli Broccoli is a sun-loving, cool-season crop that is best grown in the spring or fall. It’s also incredibly healthy and dubbed the ‘crown jewel of nutrition.’ Here’s how to plant, grow, and harvest broccoli in the garden!
June Birthstone: Color and Meaning
June’s traditional birthstone is the pearl. With their natural beauty, pearls have been beloved for centuries. Learn more about the pearl, which is associated with purity, honesty, and calm.
These highly intricate and detailed night lights were carved with a laser. The craftsmanship is outstanding. Each shade consists of 4 pieces of wood held together with interlocking finger joints. The best part is that the shade hides the bulb, even when viewed from the side. Made in the USA.
10 Salads That Are Hearty and Healthy
Announcing ten salad recipes that highlight fresh fruit and vegetables, great grains, and healthy proteins. Enjoy! You’ll turn groans into grins with these exciting—yes, exciting!—salad recipes.
“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.