Jupiter news, pest-resistant plants, birthstones

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Daily Newsletter for Friday, June 2, 2017

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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
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–Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807–82)

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Jupiter and The Moon: An Early June Conjunction
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.
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Almanac Hummingbird Thermometer

Retro design resembles a vintage advertising thermometer. Made in the USA.

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Pest-Resistant Plants and Flowers
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.
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Kaleidoscope Wind Spinner

Features a deep and highly reflective finish that hypnotically pulses with each breeze! Made in the USA to last.

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Broccoli
Broccoli
Broccoli is a sun-loving, cool-season crop that is best grown in the chillier weather of spring or fall. It’s also incredibly good for you and has been dubbed the “crown jewel of nutrition.” Here’s how to plant, grow, and harvest broccoli in your garden!
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Color-Infused Metal Garden Stake

A brilliant seven-step color infusion process produces a gorgeous interplay of color on a reflective metallic finish. 

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June Birthstone: Color and Meaning
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.
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Dragonfly Wooden Night Lights

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.

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10 Salads That Are Hearty and Healthy
10 Salads That Are Hearty and Healthy
Want a healthy salad that’s also satisfying? Here are 10 salad recipes that are filling and hearty enough to be eaten as a meal but could also be a side dish. These salad recipes highlight fresh fruit and vegetables, great grains, and proteins.
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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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