Rhododendrons, May horoscope, chocolate cake

Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, May 9, 2018

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Would that thou could'st last for aye,
Merry, ever-merry May!
Made of sun-gleams, shade and showers,
Bursting buds, and breathing flowers.

–William D. Gallagher (1808–94)

Wednesday, May 9, 2018
129th day of the year


Billy Joel (musician) was born on this day in 1949.
Vidal Sassoon (hairstylist, credited with creating the modern “bob") died on this day in 2012.


 
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Rhodys: Year-Round Interest

Rhododendrons
Rhododendrons and azaleas, both from the genus Rhododendron, have long been mainstays of late spring because of their spectacular clusters of showy blooms—plus, large green leaves that often stay green through winter.
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How to Start Composting

How to Compost: Hot and Cold Methods
Did you know that there are “hot” and “cold” methods of composting? Read on to learn more.
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Shade Garden Plants

Shade Garden and Plant Shade Definitions
There are as many different interpretations of shade garden types as there are books written about shade.
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The Secret Ingredient Makes This

Best Chocolate Birthday Cake

Our recipe for Best Chocolate Birthday Cake is easy, moist, delicious, and, most important, chocolate-y.

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Your May Horoscope

Monthly Horoscope for May 2018
Here’s your monthly horoscope for May 2018. What could be in store for this month? Almanac astrologer Celeste Longacre provides an astrological prediction at a glance for all 12 zodiac signs.
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