4th July sky, classic food, making jam

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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
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Plant Some Peonies

Why Peonies Should Be In Your Garden
One of the most magnificent mainstays of the garden is the common herbaceous peony (Paeonia lactiflora). Peony plants are virtually pest-free—deer and rabbits don’t like their bitter taste—and peonies in containers can be planted almost any time! 
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. 

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.
Kaleidoscope Wind Spinner

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

Classic 4th July Food

Fourth of July Recipes
Celebrate Independence Day in style with some festive recipes, including Star-Spangled Chicken With Fireworks Salsa—and Star-Spangled Berry Pie for dessert. You’ll also find burgers, ribs, our prize-winning fried chicken and patriotic desserts to top off any great meal!
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. 

How to Make Homemade Jam

How to Make Jam: Refrigerator Jam or Water-Bath Canning
See how to make jams! Making berry and fruit jams is the easiest way to break into preserving. You can either make quick Refrigerator Jam or try out boiling water-bath canning to store jars for up to 18 months. Either way, you’ll enjoy delicious results—free from additives and chemicals!
Be The Black Sheep Metal Sign

Encourage people that share your fun side! Made in the USA like a rust-proof street sign to hang indoors or outside.