Time to mulch, is celery healthy?, edible flowers

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Daily Newsletter for Friday, July 21, 2017


Raised are the dripping oars,
Silent the boat! the lake,
Lovely and soft as a dream,
Swims in the sheen of the moon
–Matthew Arnold (1822–88)


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Flowers You Can Eat

Best Edible Flowers for Growing and Eating
Add flowers to your food! Many gardeners forget that flowers not only are beautiful, but also can be raised to eat. Here are the best edible flowers based on firsthand experience in the garden and kitchen.
Fluttering Butterfly Wind Chime

Made of durable cast iron that features an aged patina.

Growing Celery

Homegrown celery is more flavorful than typical store-bought types. This cool-weather crop requires 16 weeks of cool weather to come to harvest. Here’s our advice on sowing, growing, and harvesting celery.
Extra-Handy Lazy Susan

Spins effortlessly, won’t tip, and holds a lot! Handcrafted in America by a 150-year-old basket company. Constructed with tough Appalachian white ash and brass nails. 

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Time to Mulch!

Mulch to Control Weeds and Save Water
In this short video, see how to properly use mulch to kill weeds and keep plants moist, especially in the hot summer months. Mulch your garden to beat the heat!
Wooden Box Sign

Looks like it was drawn with chalk! Measures 1.75 inches deep and can stand on its own or hang on a wall. Size: 12 inches by 9.5 inches.

How to Make Sweet Pickles

How to Make Sweet Pickles
Learn how to make sweet pickles the “old-fashioned” way. We guarantee you that making bread and butter pickles the slow way is the best way. This sweet pickle recipe is sure to please!
Lighted Glass Mason Jar

Makes a great centerpiece or accent decoration. Features a 4-hour timer. Requires 2 AAA batteries.

Is Celery Healthy?

Celery: Bland and Boring? Not So Fast!
Celery is one of the most underrated vegetables. Most people would never think of this humble stalk as a high-powered health food. Yet, it is!
The 2018 Old Farmer's Almanac Moon Calendar

Features dramatic images of the Moon!