Memorial Day forecast, growing peonies, deer-resistant plants

This is an archived issue of our Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Sunday, May 19, 2019


I think if you listen closely
In the sweet glad days of spring,

With the song of the brook, the breeze, and the birds,

You can hear the flowers sing.

–Helen Isabel Moorhouse (b. 1876)

2019 Memorial Day Forecast

2019 Memorial Day Forecast: Is an Umbrella in Order?
Before stocking up on supplies for the long weekend, take a gander at The Old Farmer’s Almanac Memorial Day Weekend weather forecast to help decide whether a sunhat or an umbrella is in order! 


Take your Garden from Dull to Dazzling

Is your garden suffering from overall dullness? Do you envy your neighbor’s luscious landscape? Would you like to add a bit of bravura to your beds? If so, here are 5 simple tips to help spice up your garden, patio or landscape.

Deer-Resistant Plants

Deer-Resistant Plants
Oh, dear! Do you have problems with deer eating your garden plants? See our list of deer-resistant plants, flowers, and shrubs to keep the hungry herds away from your garden!


Tired of Too Many Lawn Tasks and Not Having the Right Equipment?

It’s Spring and time to take care of the many lawn projects that await you. Wouldn’t it be great to have a single reliable power source that accepts multiple attachments to tackle all sorts of jobs? ECHO’s Pro Attachment Series(TM) is the answer.

Growing Perfect Peonies

The peony is outrageously beautiful in bloom from spring to summer—with lush foliage all summer long. Here’s how to grow peonies and get the best peony flowers in your garden.
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.

Ultimate Comfort Food!

Stuffing-Breaded Pork Chops With Pan Gravy
Whether cooking for your family or just for yourself, the Stuffing-Breaded Pork Chops With Pan Gravy is the perfect main dish to make you feel like a fancy chef. At least, that is how I felt making it. And my goodness, was it delicious!
Moon Shiners Sun-Powered Mason Jar Lids

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

Newspapers in the Garden

Reusing Newspapers in the Home and Garden
We subscribe to our local daily newspaper and a couple of Sunday papers, so even though hard times have rendered newspapers a lot thinner than they used to be, the papers tend to build up. Here are a few ways we like to reuse our newspapers around the home and garden!
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.