Birds in the garden, peonies and ants, ticks

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Daily Newsletter for Thursday, May 3, 2018

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Where shall we keep the holiday,
And duly greet the entering May

–From "May-Day," Ralph Waldo Emerson

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How to Keep Birds Away From Your Garden
How to Keep Birds Away From Your Garden
Birds are a welcome addition to the garden, but if the crows are devouring your corn and the jays are eating your berries, here are a few ways to keep birds away from your garden.
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Fill Your Garden with Love

Catching the light “just so,” this shimmering heart creates everlasting beauty by twirling in even the gentlest of breezes.

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Ants on Peony Flowers: An Enduring Myth
Ants on Peony Flowers: An Enduring Myth
It is a myth that peonies require ants to bloom by “tickling the buds” to help the flowers open. Peonies and ants do have a mutually-beneficial relationship, but it’s not quite what you may think. Here’s the story about peonies and ants—plus, tips on how to bring peonies indoors without the ants.
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May Birth Flowers
May Birth Flowers
The sweet flowers of May embody the hopes and dreams of those who give them.  
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Almanac Hummingbird Thermometer

Retro design resembles a vintage advertising thermometer. Made in the USA.

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Red Radish Soup
Red Radish Soup

It’s radish season! What to do with these flavorful roots? Try soup!

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Hostess Napkins

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

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Tick Bites | Lyme Disease | Treatment
Tick Bites | Lyme Disease | Treatment
If you spend time outside or have pets that go outdoors, it’s important to be aware of ticks! Here’s a primer on types of ticks, Lyme disease symptoms, how to prevent tick bites, and how to remove ticks—plus, what to do with a removed tick!
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The Gift of Gardening

The Gift of Gardening is a lovely illustrated book filled with inspirational quotes and interesting facts harvested from The Old Farmer’s Almanac. It is perfect for the garden enthusiast. Includes a space to personalize the book with a “To” and “From” section on the first page.

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