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 in May 2021
Full Moon in May 2021
May’s full Moon reaches its peak 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,...
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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
It is a myth that peonies require ants to bloom by “tickling the buds” to help the flowers open. Peonies and ants do have a mutually-beneficial relationship, but it’s not quite what you may think. Here’s the story about peonies and ants—plus, tips on how to bring peonies indoors without the ants.
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Fascinating Hummingbird Facts
Fascinating Hummingbird Facts
Many hummingbirds are migrating! Learn some fun facts about hummingbirds—how much these tiny birds weigh, whether they can really see red, and what types you’ll see where you live. Did you know hummers do not flap their wings? Enjoy these fascinating hummingbird facts.
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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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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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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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