Zinnias, berry iced tea, aphids, moonrise

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Daily Newsletter for Monday, May 14, 2018

spring bird

And I think if you listen closely
In the sweet, glad days of spring,
With the song of the brook, the breeze and the birds,
You can hear the flowers sing.
–Helen Isabel Moorhouse (b.1876)

Monday, May 14, 2018
134th day of the year

Moon Shiners
Growing Colorful Zinnias

Zinnias are one of the easiest flowers to grow, as they grow quickly and bloom heavily. Zinnia flowers can create a massive burst of color in your garden, so consider trying them this year!
The Old Farmer's Almanac Bottle Opener

Features a cast iron opener with a weathered patina!
Dealing With Aphids

What are those little green bugs on your plants? They’re probably aphids! Here are our best tips on how to identify and control aphids in the garden.
Bee Brand Tote

One side of this cotton bag resembles a vintage seed sack and the other has busy bees.
Tricks to Moonrise Times

When Will the Moon Rise Tonight?
A common lunar puzzle involves finding when the Moon will rise each night. Folks who enjoy the outdoors and the wonders of nature may wish to commit to memory the words on this handy chart. Knowing when the Moon will rise will help you to enjoy every evening outside!
Foaming Hand Soap

These luxurious soaps contain shea butter and aloe vera for gentle cleansing and moisturizing. Choose from different scents. Each comes in a good-looking, generously-sized bottle.
Berry Iced Tea Recipe

Berry Iced Tea

Nothing beats this Berry Iced Tea on a hot, humid day. It’s the perfect way to quench your thirst during berry season. Feel free to experiment with different berries!

Refrigerator Notepads

Perfect for recording grocery needs or tasks. Each pad features a positive message and a magnet for hanging up in a handy spot.
3 Common 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 …
Kitchen Clocks

Bold and colorful floral designs!