Grapes, starting herbs from cuttings, seed heads for birds
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Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, August 20, 2019
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)
Joan Allen (actress) was born on this day in 1956. Jerry Lewis (comedian) died on this day in 2017.
Grape growing is experiencing a renewed popularity in home gardens! And why not? Not only are grapes wonderful for eating, juicing, and winemaking, but they are also a beautiful ornamental plant. Learn how to grow, prune, and harvest your grapes.
Diet Soda and THREE OTHER DANGEROUS FOODS that are being marketed as “health foods.” One ingredient may be harming you from the inside, and could be the reason why you are not losing weight, no matter what you have tried.
A highly useful daily planner full of humor and useful advice. It’s an indispensable tool for managing your life and keeping yourself organized. Includes plenty of room for jotting down appointments and notes.
Plants With Seeds to Feed the Birds
Most of the garden has been stripped down to bare bones but I am in no hurry to cut down any plants that have interesting seed heads. The birds fully appreciate having a smorgasbord of seeds to choose from and we love watching them.
Nicely illustrated page-a-day desk calendar that fits perfectly in a Christmas stocking! Makes a great stocking stuffer!
Start each day with a tidbit of Almanac fun: weather wisdom, quirky historical facts, useful hints, and time-tested proverbs.