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Daily Newsletter for Monday, July 29, 2019
Some gaudy prince has stayed here overnight:
For look, the roadside gleams in splendor bright
With gold-embroidered plumes that decked his train,
While stars of purple amethyst, like rain,
Have fallen from his robes.
–James Berry Bensel (1856–86)
Ponytail Palms Ponytail palms are a unique-looking, long-lived indoor plant that thrives on benign neglect. They are very easy to grow, provided you don’t overwater them! Here’s how to grow and care for a ponytail palm in your home.
Can What We Eat Affect How We Feel?
Sure, we all know that what we eat is important for our physical health. But can healthier eating really help us manage stress better, alleviate depression, and just feel better about ourselves?
Praying Mantis: Predators of the Garden
Praying mantids are insects that have fascinated humans for centuries with their odd shape. They are also a master predator of the garden. Learn praying mantis facts and folklore.