Gigantic garden giveaway, sweet peas, chickadees

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Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, April 11, 2018

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Let it rain in April and May for me,
And all the rest of the year for thee

–proverb

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
101st day of the year


Oleg Cassini (fashion designer who created the "Jackie look," the signature wardrobe created for First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy in the early 1960s) was born on this day in 1913.
Jonathan Winters (actor) died on this day in 2013.


 
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Our Year's BIGGEST Giveaway!

Gigantic Gardening Giveaway
The Gigantic Gardening Giveaway has ended and a winner has been chosen.
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Butterfly Garden Sculpture

Wonderfully detailed, rustproof butterfly in a dark bronzelike finish that will enhance your garden’s beauty.
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$29.95
 
Planting Sweet Peas

Sweet Peas
With their seductive fragrance, sweet peas make great flowers for gardens and bouquets. These pea-like flowering annuals grow in many lovely colors and are suitable for a border, a woodland garden, and a trellis or arch. See how to plant and grow sweet peas. Early sowing is one of the secrets to sweet peas!
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Wooden Cow Night Light

Furniture-quality night light featuring a detailed cow silhouette and a warm glow!
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$16.95
 
Listen to the Chickadees

Bird Sounds: Black-Capped Chickadee
Here you can identify the sounds and bird song of the black-capped chickadee. Listen first for the two-note whistle of the male Black-capped Chickadee.
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Dragonfly Wind Chime

These dragonflies dart and swoop under an aged brass bell!
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$37.95
 
Make Dandelion Jelly

Dandelion Jelly

This dandelion jelly recipe makes a beautifully golden, clear, delicate jelly. It’s surprisingly delicious—similar in taste to honey. Perfect for spring!

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Bee Rain Gauge

A metal bee accent adorns the hand-painted stake. Features a durable acrylic rain gauge for easy viewing.
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$13.99
 
Morning Achiness

Why We Wake Up Stiff and Achy
Do you grunt, groan, and ratchet yourself to a standing position as you get out of bed in the morning? Then, after stretching and moving around for a few minutes, do you feel the achiness and stiffness abate (at least some of it)? There’s a reason for this …
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Scented Room Sprays

Change the ambiance of a room in an instant with our lusciously fragrant room sprays!
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$9.97