Growing okra, cutting back coneflowers, patriotic cheesecake!

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Daily Newsletter for Friday, June 28, 2019

hummingbird
The summer morn is bright and fresh, 
the birds are darting by 
As if they loved to breast the breeze 
that sweeps the cool clear sky
.
–William C. Bryant (1794–1878)

Friday, June 28, 2019
179th day of the year


John Cusack (actor) was born on this day in 1966.
Meshach Taylor (actor) died on this day in 2014.


 
Farmer's Market Tote Bag
 
Growing Okra

Okra
Okra is traditionally a southern U.S. plant that thrives in warm weather. Here’s how to grow okra plants in your own garden!
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Cutting Back Coneflowers

Coneflowers
Coneflowers, also known as Echinacea, are tough little native flowers that draw butterflies, bees, and birds to the garden! Here’s how to grow this American native—and important tips on plant care, from deadheading to cutting back in June.
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Why "Totality" Is So Great

Total Solar Eclipse Versus Partial Eclipse: What's the Difference?
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Extra-Handy Lazy Susan

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Patriotic Cheesecake

Red, White, and Blue Cheesecake

This festive Red, White, and Blue Cheesecake is the perfect dessert for celebrating any patriotic holiday.

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When Chickens Stop Laying

Raising Chickens 101: When Chickens Stop Laying Eggs
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