Tomato cages, hummingbird types, dahlias

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Daily Newsletter for Friday, May 4, 2018

apple blossoms

The flowers in the breeze are swaying, swaying,
The whole wide world is out a-Maying

–Genevieve Mary Irons (1855–1928)

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Making Tomato Cages

How to Make Tomato Cages and Tomato Stakes
In this video, we explain how to choose the best plant supports for both bush and vining tomato plants, and show how to make inexpensive homemade tomato cages. This helps to prevent branch breakage, provide air circulation, avoid slug damage, and keep tomatoes productive and healthy.


Make your Garden Sing!

Let every breeze bring the sounds of the sea into your home and garden haven. Its lilting tones will transport you to a mooring on the Maine coast: feel the fog, smell the salt air, relax in daydreams of a mooring on the Maine coast.

Darling Dahlias

Grow dahlias for gorgeous, colorful flowers that bloom from midsummer through autumn, when many plants are past their best! The tubers are planted in the ground in late spring. In colder zones, you do need to dig up and store the tubers in the fall if you wish to grow them as perennials (or, treat as annuals). Here’s how to plant, grow, and store dahlias.
Retro Advertising Thermometer

Official thermometer of The Old Farmer’s Almanac! Made in the USA from metal.

All About Hummingbirds!

Fascinating Hummingbird Facts
Among the most exciting spring migrants are the hummingbirds! These tiny, truly remarkable creatures are all-American birds. They exist only in South, Central, and North America—nowhere else in the world. Enjoy these fascinating hummingbird facts …
Vermont Weather Station

Measures temperature and humidity with an easy-to-read scale. Available in both brass and copper. A handsome and practical addition to your kitchen window.

Minted Couscous

Minted Couscous

This easy recipe for Minted Couscous is refreshingly delicious and takes no time at all to put together.

Vintage Oval Thermometer

Timeless design. Rust-proof finish. Large numbers for easy reading.

Amazing Mint Brownies

Mint Brownies (or Grasshopper Brownies)

These classic Mint Brownies have a deliciously fudgy base, a creamy mint frosting, and a smooth layer of semi-sweet chocolate. They’re always a favorite.

Solar-Powered Thermometer Flowers

Day or night, add interest and height to a flowerbed. Each stake is 4 feet tall and features a large thermometer at the center of a bright, iridescent flower. At night, bright solar LED lights turn on automatically and illuminate the thermometer’s face for easy reading.