Grapes, starting herbs from cuttings, seed heads for birds

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Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, August 20, 2019

butterfly

Bright, bright, restless bright, through the sunburnt meads, 
Wavers the butterfly; 
Ever across its path a pilot invisible leads 
A sylphid fleet of the thistle's light and feathery seeds,— 
And August passeth by.

–Edith Matilda Thomas (1854–1925)

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Grapes
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Growing and harvesting grapes? Not only are grapes wonderful for eating, juicing, and winemaking, but they are also a beautiful ornamental plant. Remember that pruning your grapes is important, too. See how to grow and prune grapes. 
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Starting Herbs from Cuttings

Grow new herbs from cuttings easily and for free! Late summer is the perfect time to do this, although cuttings can be taken almost anytime.
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Plants With Seeds to Feed the Birds
Plants With Seeds to Feed the Birds

In the autumn, let’s not be in a hurry to cut down plants that have interesting seed heads. The birds fully appreciate having a smorgasbord of seeds to choose from and we love watching them! Listed here are plants that have great seed heads for birds. 
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