Halloween Pleiades, allium, bad smells

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Daily Newsletter for Monday, October 30, 2017

dark at night

In night when colors all to black are cast,
Distinction lost, or gone down with the light;
The eye a watch to inward senses placed,
Not seeing, yet still having powers of sight
.

–Lord Brooke Fulke Greville (1554–1628)

 
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The Seven Sisters at Halloween
Halloween Star Gazing

The Seven Sisters at Halloween
It’s an annual autumn ritual: The reappearance of the glorious Seven Sisters. Around Halloween, they always rise in the east before 7 PM and are nicely up after 8 PM. Learn more about the Pleiades—and their connection to All Hallows’ Eve.

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Growing Allium: The Ornamental Onions
Beautiful Allium Varieties

Growing Allium: The Ornamental Onions
Ornamental alliums are great for cutting and bees adore them, too! Planted in the fall for spring blooms, these purple pom-pom flowers make a dramatic statement when planted en masse. Even better, they’re from the onion family so they are generally deer- and rodent-resistant.

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Last-Minute Halloween Dinner
Halloween Dinner Fun

Last-Minute Halloween Dinner
Cook up a Halloween dinner for something fun! Here is an easy Halloween menu with three recipes for a main dish, scary punch drink, and creepy dessert!

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DIY Halloween Makeup Ideas Using Common Pantry Items
Fake Blood, Anyone?

DIY Halloween Makeup Ideas Using Common Pantry Items
Need last-minute Halloween makeup to greet trick-or-treaters? Here are simple recipes for face paint and fake blood using items right from the pantry. No need to run any errands!

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How to Get Rid of Bad Smells
Stinky Smells in the Home

How to Get Rid of Bad Smells
There are many ways to mask bad odors in your home, but how do you truly get rid of them? Here’s how to get rid of bad household smells once and for all!

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