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)

Sunday, February 17, 2019
48th day of the year


Michael Jordan (basketball player) was born on this day in 1963.
Lee Strasberg (actor and director) died on this day in 1982.


 
Field to Fork Cookbook > Learn More
 
Growing Daffodils

Daffodils
The bright yellow blooms of daffodils are a wonderful sign of spring—but do you know how and when to plant them properly? Here are tips on planting daffodil bulbs, caring for daffodils, and what to do after they flower.
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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 hands. Made in Vermont.
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$9.97
 
Window Box Plants

Best Flowers for Window Boxes
What are the best flowers for window boxes? It mainly depends on your sun exposure. See our list of flowering window box plants that love sun—and shade.
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Try the Weed Spinner!

All you need is a drill and weeds and their roots are gone in one quick spin! The action is fun, fast, and satisfying! What’s more, there’s no kneeling, bending, or getting your hands dirty. Expect your neighbors to get curious and want to try the Weed Spinner, too. This back-saving drill bit was invented by retired school teacher Vern Ader and we thank him. 
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$15.99
 
Presidents' Day Confusion

Presidents' Day 2020
When is Presidents’ Day 2020? Are Presidents’ Day and George Washington’s birthday the same day? There’s some confusion about this holiday. Here’s a short summary of Presidents’ Day history and why we celebrate!
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Bold Print Umbrellas

Gorgeous and sturdy umbrellas! Available in regular and travel sizes.
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$39.97
 
Asian Chicken Salad

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

Also available in BLUE and CHAMPAGNE!
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$11.95
 
Zodiac for Pets

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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Love You a Bushel and a Peck Coffee Mugs

Large, double-sided, dishwasher-safe mugs. Choose from different fun designs! Handles work equally well for both left- and right-handed people. Each mug includes a generously-sized hole that allows coffee to pour out when the mug is tilted.
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$11.95