Marigolds, ready to grill, hair loss remedies

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Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, May 15, 2018

apple blossoms

The apple-trees with bloom are all aglow—
Soft drifts of perfumed light—
A miracle of mingled fire and snow—
A laugh of Spring's delight!
–Horatio Nelson Powers (1826–90)

 
Thermometers
 
Growing Marigolds

Marigolds
No annual is more cheerful or easier to grow than the marigold. These flowers are the spendthrifts among annuals, bringing a wealth of gold, copper, and brass into our summer and autumn gardens. The flower’s popularity probably derives in part from its ability to bloom brightly all summer long.
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The Old Farmer's Almanac Bottle Opener

Features a cast iron opener with a weathered patina!
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$21.95
 
Growing Basil

Basil
Basil is a warm-weather, fragrant herb that tastes great in many dishes—including the beloved homemade pesto! Plant seeds or transplants after all danger of frost has passed and soil is warm, and it will yield an abundant harvest within weeks. Keep harvesting the leaves to keep the plant going strong.
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Local Farmers' Market Tote

Features long and short handles for convenience. Plus, a two-sided design and small interior pocket.
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$6.97 (You Save $5.00)
 
Ready to Grill?

Easy Grilling Recipes—And 10 Tips for Grilling Success
Ready to grill? (Always!) We offer 10 tips on how to grill for maximum taste—plus 10 easy grilling recipes. We’ve grilled flank steak with herbs, juicy burgers, salmon kabobs, corn and vegetables, and even pizza!
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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.
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$5.99
 
Fishing Fundamentals

The Four Fundamentals of Successful Fishing
Here are tried-and-true fishing tips from an expert fisherman. Think of this as the “four fundamentals” of fishing—from when to fish for what to using the right bait for the right fish. 
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Foaming Hand Soap

These luxurious and fragrant soaps contain shea butter and aloe vera for gentle moisturizing. Choose from many different scents while supplies last. Each comes in a good-looking, generously-sized bottle.
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$12.97
 
Remedies for Hair Loss

Hair Loss: Causes and Home Remedies
Have you experienced thinning hair or hair loss? Wondering why it’s happening and how to stop it? Here’s a look at the usual causes, as well as some natural home remedies.
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Kitchen Clocks

Bold and colorful floral designs!
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$31.97