Low-care houseplants, spooky skies, bats and spiders

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Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, October 30, 2018


The hosts of lovers, young in death,
Go seeking down the world to-night,
Remembering faces, warmth and breath—
And they shall seek till it is light.

–Hortense King Flexner (1885–1973)

Tuesday, October 30, 2018
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Autumn's Dark Skies

Spooky Sky: We Dare You to Go Out!
The Sun is setting earlier and earlier: It’s really dark. The leaves are dropping quickly now, so barren branches now tremble in the wind. And yes, even that wind is generally stronger during the cold months.
Low-Care Houseplants

Best Indoor Plants for Low Light
Less water, less light, and less care. If you’re like most people, you have little time to fuss with plants yet you love the character and style that houseplants bring to indoor settings. Perhaps you don’t have that perfect sunny window? Not a worry. Plants with foliage color or those that flower in low light are the most carefree way to get a lush effect.
Alpaca Fleece Socks

The cure for cold feet! Alpaca socks are soft, luxurious, and warmer than sheep’s wool. Choose from active outdoor and extreme cold styles.

Gorgeous Gourds

Gourds: Types of Gourds, Growing Gourds, Curing Gourds
Good Gourd! What’s with the bumpy, weird-looking decorative squash? We get many questions about growing and curing our gourds. (Did you know that the luffa sponge is a gourd?) Discover the world of “gourdgeous” gourds.
Etched Porcelain Night Lights

Porcelain artwork that comes alive with detail and shadow when lit from behind!

Bats, Snakes, and Spiders

Welcome the Least-Loved Critters
Bats, spiders, and snakes, oh my! It turns out that there are some garden “pests” that you should actually welcome with open arms. Some creepy creatures can be great garden helpers. So you may want to think again before sending ill-will towards them!
Scented Room Sprays

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

Scary Halloween Makeup

DIY Halloween Makeup Ideas Using Common Pantry Items
Need last-minute Halloween makeup to greet trick-or-treaters? Here are simple recipes for face paint and fake blood using items right from the pantry. No need to run any errands!
The 2019 Old Farmer's Almanac Weather Watcher's Calendar

For those who like to keep an eye on the sky! Dramatic images of fantastic weather phenomena.