Herbs in pots, fruit salad, groundhogs

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Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, May 2, 2018


Month of little hands with daisies,
Lovers' love, and poets' praises;
O thou merry month complete,
May, thy very name is sweet

–Leigh Hunt (1784–1859)

Herbs in Pots

Companion Planting With Herbs
Learn about companion planting with herbs! Here are pictures of your most common herbs, as well as the best companion plants for them in the garden. Herbs are also the perfect companions to food in your culinary masterpieces, so we’ve also listed how each herb is best used in the kitchen!


Dragonflies symbolize growth through change and transformation

Someone who identifies with these magnificent creatures has unique abilities and often brings positive change to the world. Rest your eyes on this stunning art and contemplate the benefits that you can bring to your family, friends, and community.

Dealing With Groundhogs

Do you have trouble with these burrowing pests? Here are tips for identifying and getting rid of groundhogs in your yard and garden.
Hostess Napkins

Stunning prints in bright colors on soft, triple-ply paper! Folded size: 4.4 inches x 7.9 inches.

What's Happening in May?

The Month of May 2020: Holidays, Fun Facts, Folklore
Celebrate the gorgeous month of May! The Sun is warming, the birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming, and the garden is growing. See what fun and interesting days May has to offer—from holidays to history to advice.
Rustic Dish Towel

Black and white cotton dish towel featuring a distressed look design.

Birthstone for May

May Birthstone: What is the Birthstone for May?
The May birthstone, the emerald, was a favorite gem of Cleopatra and Catherine the Great. It has long been associated with fertility, rebirth, and love. 
Stone Trivet

Money can’t buy happiness, but it can buy chickens and chickens make eggs and breakfast makes you happy.

Best Fruit Salad

Fruit Salad With Maple Mint Dressing

You can mix and match all types of fruit when making this refreshing Fruit Salad With Maple Mint Dressing.

Stone Coaster Set

Includes 4 farmhouse-themed coasters and a metal holder.