Shasta daisies, weather and religion, window boxes

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Daily Newsletter for Thursday, May 31, 2018

roses in rain

A dry May is followed by a wet June.

Thursday, May 31, 2018
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Growing Daisies

Shasta Daisies
The cheerful Shasta daisy is a classic perennial. It looks similar to the familiar roadside daisy, but has larger and more robust blooms. Here’s how to grow Shasta daisies in your garden!


Do away with a boring downspout!

Direct the flow of water while treating your home to an enchanting ornament. Our rain chains have been individually handcrafted and look great whether it’s drizzling, pouring, or sunny. With more that 20 unique styles to choose from, you’re sure to find one that will bring lasting beauty to your home’s exterior.

Best Window Box Plants

Best Flowers for Window Boxes
Looking to spruce up your home’s appearance with a window box? Be sure to choose the right plants for your sun exposure! See our lists of flowering window box plants that love sun, as well as those that love shade.
Wine Bottle Lights

Create ambient lighting from an empty wine bottle! Choose a bottle from a special celebration or because of its interesting shape and color. 

Weather and Religion

Weather's Important Role in Religious History
Throughout history, religious milestones and unusual weather events and natural phenomena have often coincided. Whether you believe in the divine or not, it can be interesting to contemplate the connections. 
Farm Sweet Farm Jumbo Coffee Mugs

Large, double-sided, dishwasher-safe mugs. Each mug includes a generously-sized hole that allows coffee to pour out when the mug is tilted.

Italian Bread Roll

Sicilian Bread Roll

This Sicilian Bread Roll, loosely based on the vegetable and meat mixtures found in Italy, is tasty either hot or at room temperature.

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.

Horse vs. Pig Race

The Extraordinary Race Between the Horse and the Pig
Everyone knows about the race between the Hare and the Tortoise. Another strange race took place between a horse and a pig. This was not a fable, however. 
Bright and Bold Umbrellas

These sturdy umbrellas come in several nature-inspired designs.