Bee house giveaway, squash bugs, is chocolate healthy?

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Daily Newsletter for Thursday, July 6, 2017

apricots

Hot July brings cooling showers,
Apricots and gillyflowers
.

–Sara Coleridge (1802–52)

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Black-eyed Susans
Black-eyed Susans

Black-eyed Susans (Rudbeckia hirta) are native to North America and one of the most popular wildflowers grown. They tend to blanket open fields, often surprising the passerby with their golden-yellow beauty.
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Squash Bugs
Squash Bugs

What are those bugs on your squash? Squash bugs, probably. Here are tips on how to identify, control, and get rid of squash bugs in your garden.
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A Little Chocolate for Health? Maybe.
A Little Chocolate for Health? Maybe.

The good news is never quite as good as you wish. However, recent research suggests that eating a little chocolate a few times a week may deliver a cascade of health benefits.
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Raising Chickens 101: When Chickens Stop Laying Eggs
Raising Chickens 101: When Chickens Stop Laying Eggs

What do you do when your chicken stops laying? Often, this is part of the seasonal cycle, but sometimes it could be more. Here’s what to do.
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