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Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, August 29, 2018
In the country, on every side,
Where far and wide,
Like a leopard's tawny and spotted hide,
Stretches the plain,
To the dry grass and the drier grain
How welcome is the rain!
–Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1801–82)
Ever thought about growing plums? Less demanding than most fruit trees, plums are a great choice for beginner gardeners. They’re compact and prolific producers and add beauty to your backyard. Plus, plums are delicious cooked in jams and cakes or eaten right out of hand!
How to Dry Flowers from the Garden
The heat of the summer season is perfect for air-drying flowers to brighten those gray days of fall and winter. Here’s how to dry flowers so that they look great—not just old!