Planting basil, home remedies for pets, amazing azaleas!

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Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, May 15, 2019

lilac tree

My lilac trees are old and tall;
I cannot reach their bloom at all.
They send their perfume over trees
And roofs and streets, to find the bees
.
–Louise Driscoll (1875–1957)

 

Wednesday, May 15, 2019
135th day of the year


Katherine Anne Porter (novelist) was born on this day in 1890.
Barbara Stuart (actress) died on this day in 2011.


 
Farmer's Market Tote Bag
 
Growing Basil

Basil
Basil is a warm-weather, fragrant herb that tastes great in Italian dishes—and let’s not forget homemade pesto! Plant seeds or transplants after all danger of frost has passed and soil is warm, and it will yield an abundant harvest within weeks. Keep harvesting the leaves to keep the plant going strong.
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If Your Dog Eats Grass (Do This Everyday)

According to Dr. Gary Richter, one of the top veterinarians in the world, many dogs are at risk of serious health issues… but their owners may be missing the warning signs. Dr. Richter shares a trick — which anybody can do — while trying to improve his own dog’s health.
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Amazing Azaleas

How to Grow Azaleas
Known as “The Royalty of the Garden,” azaleas have long been adored for their brightly colored flowers and outstanding form and foliage. Here are a few tips for growing azaleas in your garden!
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Large Wooden Matches

Choose from 22 stunning designs! Each matchbox is about the size of a deck of playing cards and contains 50 wooden matches with color-coordinated tips.
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$3.99
 
Try a Rhubarb Julep

Rhubarb Julep

Make a Rhubarb Julep! It’s a creative way to use fresh spring rhubarb—plus, it’s something a little different for julep fans!

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Moon Shiners Sun-Powered Mason Jar Lids

SAVE 42% ($5 off) Light up your walkway, driveway, or patio. Display your favorite treasures with illumination.
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$6.95
 
Chicken Coop Design

Chicken Coop Design Considerations
There is no one perfect chicken coop design for a small backyard flock, but whether you are building your own coop, repurposing a garden shed or kids’ playhouse, or shopping for a pre-made structure, there are several things to look for and take into consideration when making your choice.
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The Old Farmer's Almanac Bottle Opener

Features a cast iron opener with a weathered patina!
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$16.95
 
Home Remedies for Pets

Home Remedies for Pets
Here are some valuable home remedies for dogs and cats that can keep your pet’s tail wagging and save you an unnecessary trip to the vet.
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Extra-Handy Lazy Susan

Spins effortlessly, won’t tip, and holds a lot! Handcrafted in America by a 150-year-old basket company. Constructed with tough Appalachian white ash and brass nails. 
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$47.97