Pruning hydrangeas, fruit flies, summer salad

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Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, July 19, 2017

chestnut trees summer woods

Come ye into the summer woods;
There entereth no annoy;
All greenly wave the chestnut leaves,
And the earth is full of joy
.
–Mary Howitt (1799–1888)

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