Planting bulbs, sweet potato recipes, Labor Day ideas

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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)

 

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Spring-Flowering Bulbs to Plant in Fall
Spring-Flowering Bulbs to Plant in Fall

Fall is the time to plant bulbs! There’s nothing more uplifting than seeing the first early spring flowers pop up from the cold ground! Our updated Spring-Flowering Bulbs Chart lists which bulbs work in your zone, how deep to plant the bulbs, and more information—plus, we highlight...
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Improve your life with anointed oils. These oils are created with specific purposes, including spiritual healing oils, oils to stave off evil spirits or attract wealth, and Blessed Spiritual Oils to anoint your body and home.

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Canning and Drying Fruit and Vegetables—Step by Step
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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Almanac Hummingbird Thermometer

Retro design resembles a vintage advertising thermometer. Made in the USA.

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Labor Day 2020
Labor Day 2020

This year, Labor Day falls on Monday, September 7! Unlike many holidays, Labor Day doesn’t have many rituals associated with it, other than end-of-summer barbecues. So what is Labor Day and why do we celebrate it?
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The Old Farmer’s Almanac Weather Notebook

Keeps avid weather watchers engaged and entertained day after day for up to 4 years! 

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Best Sweet Potato Recipes
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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Make Your Own Herb 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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