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Daily Newsletter for Thursday, February 7, 2019

Fawn

The sleet streams,
The snow flies;
The fawn dreams

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

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New Award-Winning Plants to Grow in 2019
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!
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When to Start Seeds: Not Too Early!
When to Start Seeds: Not Too Early!

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 seeds indoors?
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Almanac Retro Advertising Thermometer

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

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Is Pluto a Planet?
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!
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Kitchen Clocks

Bold and colorful floral designs!

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What is Thirdhand Smoke?
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.
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Local Farmers' Market Tote

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

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Invasive Species Run Wild
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.
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