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
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–Antoinette Alcott Bassett (b. 1857)

 
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Vertical Gardening: Vertical Garden Ideas, Plants, and More
Discover Vertical Gardening

Vertical Gardening: Vertical Garden Ideas, Plants, and More
Vertical gardening—also called intensive gardening—is not a new idea, but it has gained momentum in recent years with a lengthening list of ideas for how to grow up. The approach makes good sense, especially for gardeners with limited space or when outdoor gardening is too much to handle.

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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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$16.99
Vern Ader's Weed Spinner
 
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How to Build a Vertical Garden

Build a Vertical Garden
With a little planning, you can create a garden where plants that are happy to grow vertically still produce an abundant harvest, using a fraction of the ground space. Here’s how.

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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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$24.95
Ode to a Cow Almanac Wooden Sign
 
Plants that Attract Butterflies
Plants for 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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$21.95
The Old Farmer's Almanac Bottle Opener
 
Strawberry Crunch Muffins
Yummy Strawberry 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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$12.95
Wine Bottle Lights
 
How Much Paint Do I Need?
Summer Painting Tips

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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$14.95
Silver Mercury Lantern