A moon-flooded prairie; a straying
Of leal-hearted lovers; a baying
Of far away watching dogs; a dreaming
Of brown-fisted farmers; a gleaming
Of fireflies eddying nigh, —
And that is July!
–James N. Matthews (1852–1910)
The Dog Days of Summer The “Dog Days” of summer last from July 3 to August 11. What are the Dog Days of summer, exactly? What do they have to do with dogs? The ancient origins of this common phrase might surprise you. Enjoy this article about the meaning behind the Dog Days of summer!
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Zucchini Zucchini is a garden staple and an extremely vigorous grower. Each plant will produce several squash a day during peak season! But that doesn’t mean that they’re trouble-free. In our Zucchini Growing Guide and video, we’ll share tips and tricks to sidestep common squash problems, as well as tips on...