Don't start seeds too early, 2019 plant winners!, smoking

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Daily Newsletter for Thursday, February 7, 2019


The sleet streams,
The snow flies;
The fawn dreams

With wide brown eyes.
–William Rose Benét (1886–1950)

Thursday, February 7, 2019
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2019 Plant Winners!

New Award-Winning Plants to Grow in 2019
If you want to try some eye-catching new plants this year, take a look at the 2019 AAS (All-America Selections) award-winning flowers and tomatoes—all tested and proven successful!
Don't Start Too Early!

When to Start Seeds: Not Too Early!
The seeds are rolling in, and if you are as eager to get the garden party started as I am, it is hard to refrain from starting them too early. When should you start your seedlings?
Almanac Retro Advertising Thermometer

Vintage design! Made of metal in the USA. Mercury-free, too. 

Perplexing Pluto

Is Pluto a Planet?
When many of us were kids, Pluto was the ninth planet of our solar system. So there was some surprise and even outrage when Pluto was “demoted.” Here’s the skinny on what was once known as our Sun’s smallest planet—and how it got its name!
Kitchen Clocks

Bold and colorful floral designs!

Dealing With Smoking (Thirdhand)

What is Thirdhand Smoke?
Ever noticed that rugs, draperies, and upholstered furniture have smelled like cigarette smoke? The toxic residue left by cigarette smoke long after it’s gone is called “thirdhand smoke.” Learn about its health effects and how to reduce your risk.
Local Farmers' Market Tote

Features long and short handles for convenience. Plus, a two-sided design and small interior pocket.

$6.97 (You Save $5.00)
Good Ideas Gone Wrong

Invasive Species Run Wild
Ecologically speaking, the most dangerous guests are the invasive species—the insects, animals, and plants that arrived here by accident, or simply through bad judgment, and stayed.