Crocus: A promise of spring

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Daily Newsletter for Thursday, January 18, 2018

winter bird in tree

At once a voice arose among 

      The bleak twigs overhead 

In a full-hearted evensong 

      Of joy illimited.

–Thomas Hardy (1840–1928)

 

Cummins: Stay Ahead of the Storm

 
Crocuses
About Crocuses

Crocuses
When it seems like winter will never lose its icy grip, the dainty crocus pushes through the snow to put on a show of colorful revival. Plant this perennial flower in the fall for an early spring delight!  Here’s how to plant, grow, and care for crocuses in your garden!
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Dragonfly Wooden Night Lights

These highly intricate and detailed night lights were carved with a laser. The craftsmanship is outstanding. Each shade consists of 4 pieces of wood held together with interlocking finger joints. The best part is that the shade hides the bulb, even when viewed from the side. Made in the USA.

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$16.95
Dragonfly Wooden Night Lights
 
Herbal Folklore and Old-Fashioned Tips
Herbal Folklore

Herbal Folklore and Old-Fashioned Tips
We all know that herbs make great companions in the garden and kitchen. Herbs also have a long history as a natural remedy—and many other more unusual uses, too! Read on…
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Glass Sun Catchers

Lots of colors and designs to choose from!

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$8.95-$12.95
Glass Sun Catchers
 
Swine's Snout, Nosebleed, and other Weird Plant Names
Weird Plant Names

Swine's Snout, Nosebleed, and other Weird Plant Names
Have you ever heard of these weird plant names? Learn how the plants below got such unique names, then pick up a copy of The Old Farmer’s Almanac for Kids to find out more!
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The 2018 Old Farmer’s Almanac Gardening Boxed Daily Calendar

Gardeners will be delighted with this nicely illustrated and gift-boxed page-a-day calendar!

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$14.99
The 2018 Old Farmer’s Almanac Gardening Boxed Daily Calendar
 
Are You Prepared for the Next Blizzard?
Ready for the Next Blizzard?

Are You Prepared for the Next Blizzard?
Are you really prepared for the next blizzard? Let’s check. Here are five easy ways to be better prepared for the next snow storm.
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Spruce Soy Wax Candles

Makes a great gift! These eye-catching candles come in a beautiful gift box. 

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$18.99
Spruce Soy Wax Candles
 
How to Make Kimchi
Kimchi: Flavorful and Healthy!

How to Make Kimchi
Ever heard of kimchi? It’s a very flavorful, healthy, fermented dish made with vegetables. Here’s a bit about the benefits of fermented foods, as well as an easy kimchi recipe.
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Oversized Wooden Matches

Each gorgeous matchbox contains approximately 50 wooden matches with color-coordinated tips. New designs and old favorites available.

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$3.99
Oversized Wooden Matches