Full Flower Moon rises, ants on peonies, fascinating hummer facts

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Daily Newsletter for Friday, May 17, 2019

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The birds around me hopped and played,
Their thoughts I cannot measure;
But the least motion which they made
It seemed a thrill of pleasure
.

–William Wordsworth (1770–1850)

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Full Moon for May 2021
Full Moon for May 2021

May’s full Moon rises on Wednesday, May 26! This full Moon will be the closest full Moon of the year, making it the second of two supermoons—don’t miss it! Plus, it will coincide with a total lunar eclipse in some areas. Here’s everything you should know about this month’s full Moon, including how...
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Delicious, Nutritious Homegrown Sweet Potatoes

Tasty, easy to grow sweet potatoes are one the most nutritious vegetable commonly grown in home gardens, low in fat and sodium but high in fiber, potassium, manganese, vitamins A and C. Start growing your orange, purple or white sweet potatoes now!

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Ants on Peony Flowers: An Enduring Myth
Ants on Peony Flowers: An Enduring Myth

Why are there ants on my peonies? Will ants harm my peonies? Every year, peony season brings these questions. Plus, we hear that enduring (but delightful) myth that ants need to “tickle the buds” to help peonies open. Peonies and ants do have a relationship but it’s not quite what you may think.
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Easy Chicken Enchiladas
Easy Chicken Enchiladas

We love chicken enchiladas with cheese! They’re our go-to meal to transform chicken into something fabulous!  Easy to make, easy to clean up, and always a winner.

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Large Wooden Matchboxes

Choose from many different bold 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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Fascinating Hummingbird Facts
Fascinating Hummingbird Facts

Many hummingbirds are migrating! Learn some fun facts about hummingbirds as well as ways to attract these pollinators to your home or school garden. These tiny, truly remarkable creatures are all-American birds. Did you know hummers do not flap their wings? Enjoy these fascinating...
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Moon Shiners Sun-Powered Mason Jar Lids

$4.00 OFF, BESTSELLER Light up your walkway, driveway, or patio. Display your favorite treasures with illumination.

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How to Keep Birds Away From Your Garden
How to Keep Birds Away From Your Garden

Birds are a welcome addition to the garden, but if the crows are devouring your corn and the jays are eating your berries, here are a few ways to keep birds away from your garden.
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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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