Hyacinth, what is hydroponics?, the strange logic of Daylight Saving

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Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, March 6, 2019

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Black boughs against a pale, clear sky,
Slight mists of cloud-wreaths floating by;
Soft sunlight, gray-blue smoky air,
Wet thawing snows on hillsides bare
.
–Emma Lazarus (1849–87)

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Hyacinth and Muscari
Hyacinth and Muscari

Hyacinths bloom in midspring, filling the garden with a burst of pastel colors when most of the garden is just waking up. Their fragrance is so intoxicating that they’ve been called “nature’s perfume.” Like most perennial bulbs, they’re easy to grow and come back year after year! Hyacinths are also...
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What is Hydroponics? | The Basics of Hydroponic Systems
What is Hydroponics? | The Basics of Hydroponic Systems

Did you know that you can grow plants without soil? Learn the basics of hydroponic gardening—which is especially useful if you live in an apartment with access to a balcony, terrace, rooftop, or even a sunny window. Here’s an overview of hydroponics and the many types of hydroponic...
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Dragonfly Tea Infuser

A great gift for the tea drinker. Enough loose tea fits in the stainless steel mesh ball for a pot, or use less for a cup. Handmade in Vermont from fine pewter.

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Herb Recipes: Cooking with Fresh Herbs
Herb Recipes: Cooking with Fresh Herbs

When herbs are in season, rejoice in recipes that incorporate heavenly rosemary, basil, dill, mint, oregano, and thyme. Cooking with herbs not only releases great fresh flavors, but also is healthy! From savory rosemary recipes to an amazing herb butter to divine basil pesto to a mint dish to keep...
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Pewter Earrings

Handmade in Vermont. Choose from dragonflies, butterflies, and hearts!

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Baron Munchausen's Unbelievable Adventure
Baron Munchausen's Unbelievable Adventure

The following account comes from a collection of “ridiculous stories” first published in 1786.
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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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