Woolly bears, fall pansies, sky map

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Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, October 3, 2017

O Suns and skies and clouds of June,
And flowers of June together,
Ye cannot rival for one hour
October's bright blue weather;

When loud the bumblebee makes haste,
Belated, thriftless vagrant,
And goldenrod is dying fast,
And lanes with grapes are fragrant
.

–Helen Hunt Jackson (1830–85)

 

 

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Woolly Bear Caterpillars and Weather Prediction
Woolly Bear Season

Woolly Bear Caterpillars and Weather Prediction
Woolly bear caterpillars—also called woolly worms—have a reputation for being able to forecast the coming winter weather. If their rusty band is wide, then it will be a mild winter. The more black there is, the more severe the winter. Just how true is this weather lore? Learn more...

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Garden Bunny Platter

As stylish and substantial as porcelain, but dishwasher-safe!

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Sky Map
Sky Map for January

Sky Map
Free, printable star chart for this month.

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Vegetable Kingdom Chip and Dip Serving Tray

Our colorful tray is a dazzling way to present not only chips and dip, but also crackers and cheese spread, vegetables and hummus, or fruit and chocolate sauce. This tray looks substantial, but is dishwasher-safe melamine for easy care. 

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Pansies
Pansies for Fall

Pansies
Pansies are the colorful flowers with “faces.” A cool-weather favorite, pansies are great for both spring and fall gardens! Here’s how to plant pansies as well as keep them growing and blooming.

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Lemon Basil Large Bowl

Matching serving utensils also available!

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Protecting Your Garden From Frost
Which Plants Survive Frost

Protecting Your Garden From Frost
Frost injures many plants. When the weather report calls for freezing temperatures overnight, don’t stumble around in the dark covering your cold-sensitive plants. Prepare with our tips on how to protect your garden from frost and also design your garden to reduce frost damage—plus...

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Lemon Basil Utensils

These beautiful, multipurpose melamine serving utensils can dish up salads, veggies, pasta, and much more. Matching platters and bowls in two sizes available! 

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