Deterring deer, lavender for sleep, poison ivy

Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, June 28, 2017

In winter I get up at night
And dress by yellow candle-light.
In summer, quite the other way,
I have to go to bed by day
.

And does it not seem hard to you,
When all the sky is clear and blue,
And I should like so much to play,
To have to go to bed by day
?

–Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–94)

Wednesday, June 28, 2017
179th day of the year


John Cusack (actor) was born on this day in 1966.
Meshach Taylor (actor) died on this day in 2014.


 

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Why Fireflies Glow

Fireflies: Why Do Fireflies Glow?
Fireflies, or lightning bugs, have been captivating humans for centuries with their beautiful lights on summer nights. What makes fireflies glow the way they do?
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Solar Copper Tulip Lantern

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Lavender for Sleep and More!

Lavender for Health and Home
Lavender is more than just a pretty plant. This fragrant perennial has been revered throughout the ages for its ability to breathe a sense of clarity and calm into every cupboard, room or beauty product in which it dwells. It has long been used as a remedy for a range of ailments from insomnia and anxiety to depression and fatigue.
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Lavender Rosemary Kitchen Towel

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How to Grow a Watermelon

Watermelons
Everyone seems to love juicy watermelon in the summertime. Native to Africa, melons need warm temperatures (up to 80°F during the day) and a long growing season.
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Wooden Box Sign

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Deterring Deer

Deer-Resistant Plants
Oh dear! Do you have problems with deer eating your garden plants? See our list of deer-resistant plants, flowers, and shrubs to keep the hungry herds away from your garden!
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Handmade Glass Sun Catchers

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Poison Ivy

Poison Ivy in the Garden
Got poison ivy in your own garden? As a gardener myself, I feel your pain! Here are my tips on how to get rid of poison ivy in the garden and yard.
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Vegetable Kingdom Apron

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