Rhododendrons, May weather lore, bright planets

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Daily Newsletter for Thursday, May 2, 2019


Pink, small, and punctual,
Aromatic, low,
Covert in April,
Candid in May,

Dear to the moss,
Known by the knoll,
Next to the robin
In every human soul

–Emily Dickinson (1830–86)


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Ravishing Rhododendrons

Rhododendrons and Azaleas
Rhododendrons and azaleas, both from the genus Rhododendron, have long been mainstays of late spring because of their spectacular clusters of showy blooms—plus, large green leaves that often stay green through winter.


Best Natural Fertilizer On Earth!

Chicken Soup for the Soil® is 100% toxin free and includes all the elements in the periodic table. Higher quality fruits and vegetables. Will not wash out of soil.

May Weather Lore

Weather Lore for May
Some people rely more on weather lore than the weatherman. Here are some of our favorite weather adages for May, courtesy of The Old Farmer’s Almanac. Do any ring true for you?
The May Dark Sky

Sky Map: May 2019
Stargazing is typically a relaxing evening pursuit at the conclusion of a busy day. But the stars and planets can’t tell time, and they sometimes put on their best displays in the hours just before sunrise. So it is in mid-May, when the Moon dances with our two largest planets in the predawn sky.
The Old Farmer's Almanac All-Natural Ant Repellent

Repels Black, Red, Fire, Crazy, Sweet, and Carpenter Ants!

Birth Flowers of May

May Birth Flowers
The sweet flowers of May embody the hopes and dreams of those who give them.  
Vern Ader's Weed Spinner

Finally, it’s fun and easy to weed!  What’s more, dandelions don’t stand a chance!

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.

Birthstones of May

May Birthstone: What is the Birthstone for May?
The May birthstone, the emerald, was a favorite gem of Cleopatra and Catherine the Great. It has long been associated with fertility, rebirth, and love. 
Glass Sun Catchers

Lots of colors and designs to choose from!