Cannas, rhubarb chutney, allergies and pollen

This is an archived issue of our Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, May 22, 2018

blue sea

The earth is waking at the voice of May,
The new grass brightens by the trodden way,
The woods wave welcome to the sweet spring day,
And the sea is growing summer blue.

–Elizabeth Akers Allen (1832–1911)


Tuesday, May 22, 2018
142nd day of the year

Paul Winfield (actor) was born on this day in 1941.
Tiffany Two (oldest known cat at the time) died on this day in 2015.

Sunny Sunflowers!

Sunflowers say “summer” like no other plant. Native to North America, sunflowers are heat-tolerant, resistant to pests, and simply beautiful. You can even harvest their edible seeds. Here’s how to grow them in your garden!


When you’re tired of the flowers in your containers dying

Don’t despair! Meet a simple solution: the Flower Carpet rose. Plunk this beauty into a container—and it will last for years! See 10 colorful photos illustrating how Flower Carpet works in containers. Never get container-envy again!
Caring for Cannas

Cannas are among the most colorful summer bulbs—as flamboyant as their tropical American ancestry—with ruffled spikes tapering to refined buds.
Angel Wind Chime

This nicely detailed chime is made from thick, rust-proof aluminum to last! Save $10. No promo code needed.
Delicious Rhubarb Chutney

Rhubarb Chutney Recipe

If you are looking for ways to use your rhubarb crop, we highly suggest that you try this Rhubarb Chutney.

Large Drop Ceramic Bird Feeder

Add vibrant color to outdoor spaces!
Honey for Health

Honey Health Benefits
Cuts, scrapes, scratches, burns, coughs, canker sores, heartburn, stomach upsets, diaper rash—mostly minor, but sometimes painful and always inconvenient—are common occurrences in most households. What to do? Some people reach for the honey!
Cricket Garden Sculpture

Over a foot long and made of cast iron!
Spring Allergy Relief

Spring Allergies and Sufferin' Sinuses
In most regions of the nation, spring brings on a pollen assault. For days, sometimes weeks, pollen fills the air. It dusts the car and buildings, the surrounding landscape. Many of us don’t have to see it to know that pollens have blown in: Our stuffed-up sinuses deliver the message.
Large Wooden Matches

Choose from many different bold designs! Each matchbox is about the size of a deck of playing cards and contains 50 wooden matches with color-coordinated tips.