Lightening hair, Jupiter's closest approach, roasting asparagus

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Daily Newsletter for Thursday, May 10, 2018


Come rambling awhile through this exquisite weather
Of days that are fleet to pass,
When the stem of the willow shoots out a green feather,
And buttercups burn in the grass

–Edgar Fawcett (1847–1904)

Lighten Hair With Rhubarb

Lighten Your Hair with Rhubarb
Fading blond? Mousy brown? Bring on the rhubarb! Here’s how to naturally lighten your hair using nothing but rhubarb and water.
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.

Jupiter's Closest Approach

Jupiter at Opposition | Closest Approach to Earth
This is Jupiter month! On the night of May 8–9, the Giant Planet will be at its brightest for the entire year as it reaches opposition—meaning Jupiter is opposite the Sun in the Earth’s sky. And one and a half days later, on May 10, Jupiter reaches its closest point to Earth. Here is more viewing information.
The Old Farmer’s Almanac Gardening Notebook

A gardener’s most useful tool is knowledge from past seasons. Don’t rely on sticky notes or memory! You’ll love our beautiful Gardening Notebook with its waterproof cover—easy to bring to the garden. Keep records so you know when pests arrive and when to put preventative controls in place to avoid damage. Also, track what blossoms when, first and last frost dates, what was planted where, what worked, favorite varieties, what you want to move, and other notes. 

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A Low-Maintenance Garden!

How to Plan a Garden That's Low-Maintenance
Plan a garden that is truly easy to maintain. Here are 10 tips on a low-maintenance layout—including easy-care plant suggestions.
Garden Stakes

Choose from stakes that spin with the wind, give the temperature, or add color and height to a flower bed!

Apple Blossom Bagging

Growing Organic Apples With Fruit Bagging
Apples are the most pesticide- and fungicide-laden foods grown commercially and in home gardens. Last year, I grew apples organically with the help of fruit bagging. By bagging apples on my orchard trees, I harvested bigger, disease-free apples!
Local Farmers' Market Tote

Features long and short handles for convenience. Plus, a two-sided design and small interior pocket.

$6.97 (You Save $5.00)
Roasting Asparagus

Easy Roasted Asparagus Recipe
This easy roasted asparagus recipe lets the flavor of fresh asparagus really shine. 
Bee Happy Dish Towel

Measures 28 inches square and made of cotton for easy care!