4th July sky, classic food, making jam

Daily Newsletter for Friday, June 30, 2017

Warm summer sun,
Shine kindly here,
Warm southern wind,
Blow softly here.
Green sod above,
Lie light, lie light.
Good night, dear heart,
Good night, good night

–Mark Twain (1835–1910)

Friday, June 30, 2017
181st day of the year

Michael Phelps (swimmer, Olympic gold medalist) was born on this day in 1985.
Robert McCloskey (author and illustrator of the children's classics Make Way for Ducklings and Blueberries for Sal) died on this day in 2003.

What the heck is a Garden Hod?
It was designed to harvest and wash vegetables and fruit easily, but it has hundreds of other uses, too!

ECHO National Sales Event!

Jupiter and Saturn Sightings

Fourth of July Sky: Jupiter and Saturn
Independence Day (U.S.) is the evening when most Americans are watching the sky. While you wait for fireworks, gaze at Jupiter, the Moon, and Saturn!
Sun Beam Patio Accent

These fun patio and deck decorations bring an instant smile to everyone’s face! The Sun Beam measures 13 inches in diameter. It’s made of high-quality recycled steel in the USA and powder-coated to endure outdoor weather. 
Plant Some Peonies

How to Grow Peonies: Peony Care Tips
One of the most magnificent mainstays of the garden is the common herbaceous peony (Paeonia lactiflora). While September is the preferred time to plant peonies, it’s fine to plant container-grown peonies anytime.
Kaleidoscope Wind Spinner Sun & Moon

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

Lemons & Oranges
Although Citrus is a subtropical genus, northern gardeners can grow lemons, oranges, and other citrus trees in containers to enjoy fresh citrus fruit.
Large Rustic Daisy Flower Stake

Bring a bit of the countryside to your outdoor decor with our Rustic Flower Stakes. This floral beauty is crafted from metal and hand-painted for a weathered look. Standing almost 4 feet high, it can be displayed alone or complemented with other rustic flowers. 
Classic 4th July Food

Fourth Of July Recipes
Celebrate Independence Day! Here are 10 classic Fourth of July recipes—including our best fried chicken, BBQ ribs, burgers, drinks, and festive desserts!
Be The Black Sheep Sign

Talk a walk on the wild side! Hangs indoors or outside.
How to Make Homemade Jam

How to Make Jams and Preserves
Preserve your fruit! See how to make jams and preserves with these canning tips and recipes.
Black and White Rooster Decor

Bring a bit of the rural countryside to your outdoor decor. Handcrafted thick-metal Black and White Rooster. Fine detail and embossed texture on the feathers, wattle, and comb is enhanced by the hand-painted finish. For your indoor or outdoor enjoyment.