Pretty petunias, ancient solstice markers, cutting back perennials for more blooms

Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, June 19, 2019

sun

Great is the sun, and wide he goes
Through empty heaven without repose;
And in the blue and glowing days
More thick than rain he showers his rays.

–Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–94)

Wednesday, June 19, 2019
170th day of the year


Paula Abdul (singer & television personality) was born on this day in 1962.
James Gandolfini (actor) died on this day in 2013.


 
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The Chelsea Chop

The Chelsea Chop: Cutting Back Perennials for Better Blooms
What is the Chelsea Chop? A new hairdo or a fancy cut of meat? Nope, it’s just a pruning technique borrowed from the Brits. By cutting back leggy perennials by late spring or early summer, you can have more flowers on a fuller-looking plant.
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Growing Pretty Petunias

Petunias
Often grown as annuals, Petunias are one of the most popular flowers. They are tender perennials in Zones 9 to 11.
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Stargazing on Friday Night!

Sky Map: June 2019
The sky map for June 2019 depicts the eastern sky on the first night of summer (Friday, June 21)—known as the summer solstice. The Summer Triangle will shine bright along with some nearby star patterns. Take a look—and get ready for some stargazing on Friday night!
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Ancient Solstice Markers

5 Ancient Sites Aligned With the Solstice and Equinox
Ever been to Stonehenge? Machu Picchu? Across time, people have marked the changes of seasons—sometimes in dramatic ways! Here are five amazing ancient sites aligned with the solstice and equinox.
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Kat's Tortellini Salad

This creative take on pasta salad is quick to prepare and great to have on hand for summer picnics and gatherings.

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