Biggest Moon of year, biggest tides of year, best location for a garden

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Daily Newsletter for Monday, February 18, 2019

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When February sun shines cold,
There comes a day when in the air
The wings of winter
Slow unfold,
And show the golden summer there
.

–Philip Savage (1868–99)

Monday, February 18, 2019
49th day of the year


Molly Ringwald (actress) was born on this day in 1968.
Wallace Smith Broecker (American geochemist) died on this day in 2019.


 
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Nearest, Biggest Moon of Year

Full Moon for February 2020
Got your snow shovels ready? February’s Full Snow Moon rises on the night of February 8 and peaks in the early hours of February 9. Why is it called the Full Snow Moon? Find out in our February Moon Guide!
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How to Make a Terrarium

How to Make a Terrarium | Gardens Under Glass
Why not try your hand at creating a terrarium, a miniature garden under glass? Anyone can have a terrarium! They’re great for decorating your house, apartment, or even office—and bring joy all winter long!
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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
 
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Locating a Veggie Garden

Choosing a Location for Your New Vegetable Beds
Whether you’re starting a new vegetable garden or extending an existing one, take time to choose where to site your garden to ensure your crops have the best chance of success. We”ll show you how.
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Bold Print Umbrellas

Gorgeous and sturdy umbrellas! Available in regular and travel sizes.
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$39.97
 
Celebrate Presidents' Day

Presidents' Day 2020
Presidents’ Day is Monday, February 17, 2020! Which presidents do we celebrate on Presidents’ Day? Learn the history of Presidents’ Day and why we celebrate!
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Red Mercury Lantern

Also available in BLUE and CHAMPAGNE!
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$11.95
 
Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos

Creamy Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos

Slow cooker tacos are a winner at any kitchen table! So easy and so delicious!

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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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$12.95