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)


Tuesday, October 3, 2017
276th day of the year

Al Sharpton (minister & politician) was born on this day in 1954.
Janet Leigh (actress) died on this day in 2004.


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Woolly Bear Season

Woolly Bear Caterpillars and Weather Prediction
The woolly bear caterpillar—also called woolly worm or fuzzy worm—has the reputation of being able to forecast the coming winter weather. Whether this is fact or folklore, learn more about this legendary caterpillar and how to “read” the worm!
Garden Bunny Platter

As stylish and substantial as porcelain, but dishwasher-safe!
Sky Map for December

Sky Map
Free, printable star chart for this month.
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. 
Pansies for Fall

Pansies are the colorful flowers with “faces.” A cool-weather favorite, pansies are great for both spring and fall gardens! Here’s how to keep your pansies growing and blooming.
Lemon Basil Large Bowl

Matching serving utensils also available!
Which Plants Survive Frost

Protecting the Garden From Frost: Temperature Lows for Vegetables
Here are tips on how to protect your garden from frost and design a garden to reduce frost damage—plus, a handy chart listing dangerous temperature lows for vegetables.
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! 
Gardening by the Moon

Gardening by the Moon's Sign October 2017
Use the October 2017 dates shown in the Moon’s Astrological Place calendar below to find the best days for the following garden tasks.
Peony Premium Pulpboard Coasters

Perfect for entertaining and small hostess gifts. Made of heavyweight pulpboard and printed on both sides, these 12 colorful coasters come in an attractive metal tin.