Container gardening, pests in the house, planet spectacle

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Daily Newsletter for Monday, March 5, 2018

purple shoes

We like March, his shoes are purple
He is new and high;
Makes he mud for dog and peddler,
Makes he forest dry

–Emily Dickinson (1830–86)

Monday, March 5, 2018
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Container Gardening!

Container Gardening with Vegetables
Container gardening is an easy way to grow vegetables, especially when you lack yard space! If you have a small garden or simply a patio, balcony, or rooftop, explore the magical world of gardening in pots!
Wine Bottle Lights

Create ambient lighting from an empty wine bottle! Choose a bottle from a special celebration or because of its interesting shape and color. 

Eat Your Yard!

Edible Landscaping: Selecting the Right Plants
In an edible landscape, hidden among your usual ornamental flowers and shrubs are herbs, fruit, flowers, and vegetables that you can—yes—eat! It all comes down to choosing the right edible additions for your space.
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Explore New England people, places, and food with a 30-day free trial of Yankee Magazine. You will also receive access to a digital library with 77 past issues of Yankee Magazine.

How We Convert Temperature

Temperature Conversion: Celsius to Fahrenheit
Looking to change Fahrenheit to Celsius or Celsius to Fahrenheit? Use our simple Celsius to Fahrenheit Temperature Converter, our temperature conversion charts, or calculate C to F or F to C yourself using the conversion formulas.
Angel Wind Chime

This nicely detailed chime is made from thick, rust-proof aluminum to last! Save $10. No promo code needed.

See 5 Planets in March

Planet Spectacle: The Show Will Start Soon
This year will indeed be extraordinary for planets. We will see one of the closest approaches of Mars in our lives, in midsummer. We’ll have conjunctions galore. We’ll see all the planets lined up like a string of pearls. All that is mostly for the spring and summer. But the show is about to begin.
Fish Skeleton Wind Chime

The perfect wind chime for the avid fisherman. Cats like it, too!

Pests in the House?

When Pests Invade the Home
Every rural, suburban, or urban household runs into various problems with pests and critters—to use the broadest possible term—nature. Mice, rats, and squirrels are the “big three” mammals. Here’s a checklist of how to deal with pests before you act. 
Almanac Garden Hod

Born of pure ingenuity, the Garden Hod reflects the very best of farmers’ long tradition of craftsmanship and utility. It was designed as a harvest basket, but can be used for everything from a picnic basket to a knitting basket.