Plants for butterflies, vertical gardening, strawberry muffins

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Daily Newsletter for Thursday, June 7, 2018

marsh marigold

Fair and green is the marsh in June;
Wide and warm in the sunny noon.
The flowering rushes fringe the pool
With slender shadows, dim and cool
.  
–Antoinette Alcott Bassett (b. 1857)

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Vertical Gardening: Grow More Vegetables in Less Space
Vertical Gardening: Grow More Vegetables in Less Space
Want to grow a garden but lack space? Vertical gardening is about growing upwards instead of outwards. It results in fewer plant problems and it’s easier on your back, too! Whether you have a backyard or patio, learn all about the benefits of vertical gardening, which plants are...
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Vern Ader's Weed Spinner

Finally, it’s fun and easy to weed!  The Weed Spinner is an innovative drill-driven weed removal bit that spins out weeds and their roots in one whirling motion.The action is fast and the result is very satisfying! What’s more, there’s no kneeling, bending, or getting your hands dirty. Weeds don’t stand a chance!

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Vertical Gardening: Grow More Vegetables in Less Space
Vertical Gardening: Grow More Vegetables in Less Space
Want to grow a garden but lack space? Vertical gardening is about growing upwards instead of outwards. It results in fewer plant problems and it’s easier on your back, too! Whether you have a backyard or patio, learn all about the benefits of vertical gardening, which plants are...
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Ode to a Cow Almanac Wooden Sign

This poem was originally printed in The 1936 Old Farmer’s Almanac. Its inspirational advice is still relevant for today’s busy lifestyles.

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Plants that Attract Butterflies
Plants that Attract Butterflies
Butterflies and flowers were made for each other, and there are certain flowers that butterflies absolutely love to be around. As a French poet once pointed out, “Butterflies are flying flowers, and flowers are tethered butterflies.” Here are some of the best plants that attract ...
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The Old Farmer's Almanac Bottle Opener

Features a cast iron opener with a weathered patina!

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Strawberry Crunch Muffins
Strawberry Crunch Muffins

These Strawberry Crunch Muffins are simultaneously soft and crunchy, moist on the inside and crumbly on the top! They’re delicious! 

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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. 

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How Much Paint Do I Need?
How Much Paint Do I Need?
Looking to paint a room in your house but not sure how much paint to buy? Find out how much paint you need using our guide.
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Silver Mercury Lantern

Standing almost 7 inches tall, these battery-powered lanterns feature 10 lights with a 6-hour timer. 

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