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Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, January 8, 2019
O Winter, ruler of the inverted year,
Thy scattered hair with sleet like ashes filled,
Thy breath congealed upon they lips, thy cheeks
Fringed with a beard made white with other snows.
–William Cowper (1731–1800)
Wolfgang Puck (chef) was born on this day in 1949. Art Clokey (creator of Gumby and Pokey) died on this day in 2010.
Should You Raise Honey Bees?
Beekeeping 101: Should You Raise Honey Bees?
Are you interested in raising honey bees? Does having your own beehive sound intriguing? Celebrate World Honeybee Day (August 17) with our 7-part series on Beekeeping 101! Plus, discover an online beekeeping class.
Dr. Martin Goldstein is one of America’s most renowned holistic veterinarians. For two decades, Dr. Marty has combined elements of nutritional medicine with nutrition, immune support and alternative treatments that have yielded incredible results.
How to Make Biodegradable Garden Pots
If you’re thinking about planting lots of seeds, make biodegradable seed pots. They’re easy to make and they can be transplanted right into the ground when the time comes. Plus, they’re economical! See our video on how to make the seed pots—plus, we’ve included accompanying text instructions.
What Are Plant Hardiness Zones? Plant hardiness zones—also known as planting zones or growing zones—help gardeners understand which plants can survive their region’s climate. Find out which planting zone you’re located in so that you can grow your best garden yet!
A gardener’s most useful tool is knowledge from past seasons. Don’t rely on sticky notes or memory! You’ll love our beautiful Gardening Notebook with its waterproof cover—easy to bring to the garden. Keep records so you know when pests arrive and when to put preventative controls in place to avoid damage. Also, track what blossoms when, first and last frost dates, what was planted where, what worked, favorite varieties, what you want to move, and other notes.