Presidents' Day confusion, daffodils, best plants for window boxes

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Daily Newsletter for Sunday, February 17, 2019

barn cloudy
The sky is low, the clouds are mean,
A travelling flake of snow
Across a barn or through a rut
Debates if it will go
.

–Emily Dickinson (1830–86)

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Daffodils
Daffodils
Daffodils and other spring bulbs die back by midsummer. You can now cut them down or mow down tall grasses without affecting their display next year. Remember to order your daffodil bulbs for fall planting! Find all our tips on planting daffodil bulbs, caring for daffodils, and what to do after...
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Pewter Zipper Pulls

Great for fleece coats and backpacks! Pewter zipper pulls are fun and convenient!  A stylish accessory that is also helpful for arthritic or small hands. Made in Vermont.

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Best Flowers for Window Boxes
Best Flowers for Window Boxes
If you’re adding some patio containers or window boxes to your home, be sure that you know which flowers are perfect for hot, sunny spots—and learn which flowers grow well in shade! See our lists for best flowers for sun versus shade so that you choose the right plants for your sun exposure! 
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Vern Ader's Weed Spinner

Finally, it’s fun and easy to weed!  The Weed Spinner is an innovative drill-driven weed removal bit that spins out weeds and their roots in one whirling motion.The action is fast and the result is very satisfying! What’s more, there’s no kneeling, bending, or getting your hands dirty. Weeds don’t stand a chance!

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Presidents' Day 2022
Presidents' Day 2022
This year, Presidents’ Day is Monday, February 21! Which presidents do we celebrate on Presidents’ Day? And why do we commonly call it “Presidents’ Day” when the observed federal holiday is officially called “Washington’s Birthday”? Learn the history of this day—and the truth about a few common...
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Travel Umbrellas

Gorgeous and sturdy umbrellas!

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Crunchy Asian Salad With Chicken
Crunchy Asian Salad With Chicken

Our Crunchy Asian Chicken Salad recipe is as tasty as it is colorful! Enjoy as a flavorful, healthy lunch or dinner.

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Red Mercury Lantern

Buy 2 or more and get $2.00 off each while supplies last. Includes 10 lights and a 6-hour timer. Takes 2 AA batteries.

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Pet Zodiac Signs
Pet Zodiac Signs
Here are your pet’s Zodiac signs and traits. It’s fun to see if your pet’s sign rings true. Perhaps it will even give you some insights into your pet’s behavior or the best choice for a new dog or cat.
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Farm Sweet Farm Jumbo Coffee Mugs

Large, double-sided, dishwasher-safe mugs. Each mug includes a generously-sized hole that allows coffee to pour out when the mug is tilted.

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