Planting bulbs, sweet potato recipes, Labor Day ideas

Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, August 30, 2017

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Summer declines and roses have grown rare,
But cottage crofts are gay with hollyhocks,
And in old garden walks you breathe an air
Fragrant of pinks and August-smelling stocks
.
–John Todhunter (1839–1916)

 

Wednesday, August 30, 2017
242nd day of the year


Tug McGraw (baseball player) was born on this day in 1944.
Wes Craven (filmmaker) died on this day in 2015.


 

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Planting Bulbs for Spring Bloms

Planting Bulbs for Spring Flowers
If you enjoy seeing daffodils, tulips, and hyacinths bloom in the spring, keep in mind that these bulbs need to be planted in the fall. See our handy fall-planted bulbs chart for a list of flowers for your zone—and order bulbs in advance—or, mark your calendar so that you don’t forget! See more details—plus, flower photos!
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Canning and Drying Your Harvest

Canning and Drying Fruit and Vegetables—Step by Step
Canning and drying are two of the best ways to preserve your precious harvest. In this video, we show you how it’s done.
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Labor Day Ideas

When Is Labor Day 2019?
When is Labor Day 2019? Why do we observe Labor Day? Learn about the history of this holiday—and get our favorite recipe ideas for a final summer cookout!
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Sweet Potato Recipes

10 Best Sweet Potato Recipes
Here are some delicious sweet potato recipes, including sweet potato fries, biscuits, casseroles, and desserts. Sweet potatoes are versatile, nutritious, and low in calories, making for the perfect addition to any meal.
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Hummingbird Flower Spinner

Add lively fun to your garden. The petals of the flower spin around a hummingbird in the center. Painted with a metallic paint for a brilliant shine.
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Easy Herbal Vinegar

Make Your Own Herb Vinegar
You’ve seen herbal vinegars in upscale food boutiques and catalogues, usually stoppered or corked glass jars with sprigs of herbs floating in translucent liquid. Gorgeous. And pricey. Why not make your own herb-inflused vinegar? It’s easy!
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