Persimmon weather, perennials, Venus and Mars

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Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, October 4, 2017


October's face, benign and mellow,
Turns nuts to brown and leaves to yellow;
But (like the Scorpion, sting in tail)
He ends with frost and scourging hail
–Jan Struther (1901–53)


Wednesday, October 4, 2017
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Harvest Moon Tomorrow

What Is the Harvest Moon?
In 2020, the Harvest Moon rises on Thursday, October 1! But what is the Harvest Moon and why is it so special? Learn more—and shine on, Harvest Moon!
Rainbow Trout Coat Rack

Features a vibrant and lifelike trout!

Persimmon Predictions

Predicting Weather Using a Persimmon Seed
According to weather folklore, you can predict winter weather with a persimmon seed. Here’s how to do it! Plus, enjoy recipes for persimmon pudding and persimmon bread.
Walleye Coat Rack

Its five hooks and surrounding area feature an image reminiscent of a lake map. 

Plant Perennials This Fall!

Caring for Perennial Flowers
Perennial flowers return year after year, bringing color to the garden. Once established, they require little maintenance. Here are tips on perennial plant care through the year. 
Northern Pike Coat Rack

The five coat hooks resemble fishing lures!

Try Persimmon Bread

Persimmon Bread

Every tried Persimmon Bread? These bright orange fruits are harvested in September and October. The sweet jelly-like bulb is perfect for baking in breads and puddings.

Christmas Aprons

These aprons are 100% cotton for easy care and have bold holiday prints. Impress your guests! Supplies are limited.