Zinnias, how do bumblebees fly?, picnic recipe ideas

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Daily Newsletter for Thursday, May 23, 2019

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I lie stretched out upon the window-seat 
And doze, and read a page or two, and doze, 
And feel the air like water on me close, 
Great waves of sunny air that lip and beat 
With a small noise, monotonous and sweet, 
Against the window—and the scent of cool, 
Frail flowers by some brown and dew-drenched pool 
Possesses me from drowsy head to feet

–Stephen Vincent Benet (1898–1943)

 
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Zinnias
Plant Colorful Zinnias

Zinnias
Zinnias are one of the easiest flowers to grow, as they grow quickly and bloom heavily. Zinnia flowers can create a massive burst of color in your garden, so consider trying them this year!

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Mulch to Control Weeds and Save Water
In this short video, see how to properly use mulch to kill weeds and keep plants moist, especially in the hot summer months. Mulch your garden to beat the heat!

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Picnic Recipes for Sunny Days!
Picnic Recipe Ideas

Picnic Recipes for Sunny Days!
Many of are staying near home so why not pack a picnic! Check out our best picnic food ideas—from potato salads to chicken salads to fun sandwich recipes. Plus, we have summery drinks and yummy picnic desserts including our best brownies. 

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Large Rustic Daisy Flower Stake

Bring a bit of the countryside to your outdoor decor with our Rustic Flower Stakes. This floral beauty is crafted from metal and hand-painted for a weathered look. Standing almost 4 feet high, it can be displayed alone or complemented with other rustic flowers. 

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10 Things You Didn't Know About Bumblebees: The Friendly, Fuzzy Bee
How Do Bumblebees Fly?

10 Things You Didn't Know About Bumblebees: The Friendly, Fuzzy Bee
The bumblebee is the largest and gentlest of bees—and a pollination champ! We answer some common questions about bumblebees—and find out which flowers can attract (and help) our fuzzy friends.

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Today's Home Economics
Is Home Ec Still Alive?

Today's Home Economics
Today, our local paper featured a front-page story on the “end” of home economics courses (now called “family and consumer sciences”). Apparently, it’s on the verge of elimination in schools due to changes in minimum education standards. However, in the greater world, I’m seeing signs of a new “...

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