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
140th day of the year

Cher (singer & actress) was born on this day in 1946.
Robin Gibb (musician; member of the Bee Gees) died on this day in 2012.

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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. Plant from midsummer to fall! Here’s how to plant properly—plus, important iris plant care tips.


How To Fix Aging Skin (Do This Every Day)

Dr. John Layke and Dr. Payman Danielpour put together a presentation revealing a 2-minute home method to restore youthful skin…Watch It Here >>
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.
Chala Cell Phone Xbody Purses

Top selling gift! 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 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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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
Here’s a short list of great beneficial insects with pictures—and with tips on attracting these good bugs to your garden.
Try the Weed Spinner!

All you need is a drill and weeds and their roots are gone in one quick spin! The action is fun, fast, and satisfying! What’s more, there’s no kneeling, bending, or getting your hands dirty. Expect your neighbors to get curious and want to try the Weed Spinner, too. This back-saving drill bit was invented by retired school teacher Vern Ader and we thank him.