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Daily Newsletter for Monday, July 31, 2017
The poetry of earth is never dead:
When all the birds are faint with the hot sun,
And hide in cooling trees, a voice will run
From hedge to hedge about the new-mown mead;
That is the Grasshopper’s—he takes the lead
In summer luxury,—he has never done
With his delights; for when tired out with fun
He rests at ease beneath some pleasant weed.
Dean Cain (actor) was born on this day in 1966. Robert A. Taft (politician) died on this day in 1953.
Squash (Zucchini) Squash, especially zucchini, are very prolific producers! Easy to grow, each plant will produce several squash a day during peak season. Make sure you harvest summer squash when tender and still immature!
A highly useful daily planner full of humor and useful advice. It’s an indispensable tool for managing your life and keeping yourself organized. Includes plenty of room for jotting down appointments and notes.
Growing Calendula: How to Grow Pot Marigold
No other flower in the cutting garden glows with cheerfulness quite like calendula, commonly called the pot marigold. This bright yellow and orange flower is not only calming to my spirit, but also has many other benefits: it attracts pollinators, repels pests, has healing properties, and is edible! Learn more about growing calendula.
Best Zucchini Recipes | 15 Favorites
August 8 is Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Day! We’ve gone crazy cooking MORE zuke recipes—from zucchini bread to zucchini pizza to zucchini relish! Take a look and try some new zucchini recipe ideas!