Coneflowers, moles, Earth at aphelion, picnic food

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Daily Newsletter for Friday, July 6, 2018

clear skies

Dog Days bright and clear, indicate a happy year;
But when accompanied by rain, for better times our hopes are in vain
.
–proverb

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Coneflowers
Coneflowers

Coneflowers, also known as Echinacea, are tough little native flowers that draw butterflies, bees, and birds to the garden! Here’s how to grow this American native—and important tips on plant care, from deadheading to cutting back in June.
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Butterfly Garden Sculpture

Wonderfully detailed, rustproof butterfly in a dark bronzelike finish that will enhance your garden’s beauty.

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Moles
Moles

Here are tips on how to identify and get rid of moles in the garden or yard.
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Multicolored Wine Bottle Lights

Turn any wine bottle into a snazzy decoration or a keepsake from a meaningful celebration!

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What Are Perihelion and Aphelion?
What Are Perihelion and Aphelion?

Earth reaches its closest approach to the Sun for the year 2021 on January 2. We call this point in Earth’s orbit around the Sun “perihelion.” Interestingly, we’re closest to our fiery star in the winter and farthest away in the hot summer. Learn more.
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Cricket Garden Sculpture

Over a foot long and made of cast iron!

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Skillet Chicken With Fresh Tomatoes
Skillet Chicken With Fresh Tomatoes

This simple Skillet Chicken With Fresh Tomatoes dish comes together quickly for an easy dinner.

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Scented Room Sprays

Change the ambiance of a room in an instant with our lusciously fragrant room sprays!

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Picnic Recipes for Sunny Days!
Picnic Recipes for Sunny Days!

Many of are staying near home so why not pack a picnic! Check out our best picnic food ideas—from potato salads to chicken salads to fun sandwich recipes. Plus, we have summery drinks and yummy picnic desserts including our best brownies. 
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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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