Elegant irises, beneficial bugs, morning glory muffins

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Daily Newsletter for Monday, May 20, 2019


Light and silv'ry cloudlets hover
In the air, as yet scarce warm;
Mild, with glimmer soft tinged over,
Peeps the sun through fragrant balm
–Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749–1832)

Monday, May 20, 2019
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Elegant Irises

The tall, beautiful iris, named after the Greek goddess who rode rainbows, comes in many magical colors. Despite its divine origins, this June bloomer is rugged, reliable, and easy to grow. Learn all about planting, growing, and caring for iris flowers. 
Best Cutting Flowers

Growing Flowers for a Cutting Garden
If you’re like me and can never have too many flowers, now is the time to create a cutting garden so you can have your flowers and cut them too! Here are my tips—plus, the best flowers to grow for cutting.
Crossbody Purses for Cell Phones by Chala

Top-seller! Available in different nature-inspired designs! Perfect size for carrying most cell phones, cash, ID, and a few credit cards. Very nicely made and features adjustable straps.

Morning Glory Muffins

Morning Glory Muffins

These Morning Glory Muffins are packed with vegetables, fruit, and nuts, creating a delicious breakfast treat or snack.

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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Planning Irrigation

Planning Irrigation for your Garden
Supplying adequate water to plants is essential to having a successful garden.
Moon Shiners Sun-Powered Mason Jar Lids

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

Good Guys in the Garden

Beneficial Insects in the Garden
Some bugs are good for the garden! Here’s a list of some of the best beneficial insects to have in your gardening space, with pictures and tips for attracting 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.