Transplanting seedlings, sunflowers, bug hotels

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Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, March 27, 2019

spring

The beautiful spring came, and when Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also.
–Harriet Ann Jacobs (1813–97)

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Sunflowers
Sunflowers

With bright blooms that go from mid-summer to early fall, sunflowers say “summer” like no other plant. Plus, 2021 has been designated the “Year of the Sunflower!” What better way to celebrate than growing some yourself? Our Sunflower Growing Guide covers everything from planting to...
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Tips for Transplanting Seedlings
Tips for Transplanting Seedlings

Are you ready for the first big hurdle of the gardening season? Here’s how to make sure that your seedlings transplant successfully into the garden.
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Flamingo Salt and Pepper Shakers

Just for fun, the holes in the shaker’s lids form an S and P! More designs also available.

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Weather Folklore: The Shepherd's Barometer
Weather Folklore: The Shepherd's Barometer

Here are some ways to judge the weather, grounded on 50 years’ experience and observations by an ancient English shepherd in 1812.
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Bright and Bold Umbrellas

These sturdy umbrellas come in several nature-inspired designs.

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Asparagus: Health Benefits
Asparagus: Health Benefits

Yep, asparagus is good for you, so even if you don’t grow it yourself, grab a big bunch from a nearby farmers’ market when it’s in season locally. Here’s how asparagus benefits you—and the answer to our most common question about asparagus’s smell!
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Sun Face Kinetic Wind Stake

Bring dramatic excitement to your garden with this extra-large kinetic wind stake featuring a 32-inch-wide Sun fan. Beautifully hand-painted metal Sun rays dazzle as the double-blade design spins in opposite directions, creating a mesmerizing effect. Video of the wind stake in action is available.

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How to Build a Bug Hotel

Make a bug hotel so that your insects can overwinter! Insect hotels give beneficial insects a safe, cozy home to shelter in over winter, so they’ll be right on hand to help fight pests and pollinate crops when the weather warms up next year. In this article (with video), we’ll how you how easy it...
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Tick Removal Tool

The best tick remover is the one that is easy to carry and always with you! This safe tick removal tool attaches to key chains, leashes, and backpacks. Made in the USA from high-strength aluminum that won’t break or bend. Sold as 3-pack for spares and sharing.

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