Three sisters garden, candy apples, pumpkin spice mix

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Daily Newsletter for Monday, October 28, 2019

forest leaves

Ruffling the colors of the forest leaves,
The winds make music as they come and go.

–John Critchley Prince (1808–66)

Monday, October 28, 2019
301st day of the year


Julia Roberts (actress) was born on this day in 1967.
Porter Wagoner (country music singer) died on this day in 2007.


 
The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac
 
Three Sisters Gardening

The Three Sisters: Corn, Beans, and Squash
Did you know that corn, beans, and squash are called the “three sisters”? A number of Native American tribes interplanted this trio because they thrive together, much like three inseparable sisters. Here’s how to plant a three sisters garden.
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New! Growing Mums

Chrysanthemums
Chrysanthemums or “mums” are associated with autumn, appearing in jewel colors in garden centers in September and October. However, if you are growing mums, they are hardy perennial plants best planted in the early spring. Discover how to plant, grow, and care for these colorful members of the daisy family!
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Happy Birthday, Scorpio!

Scorpio Zodiac Sign
Happy Birthday, Scorpio! The eighth sign of the zodiac, Scorpio dates in astrology are typically from October 23 to November 21. Learn more about Scorpio personality and compatability.
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Classic Candy Apples

Candy Apples

Learn how to make classic candy apples with these easy steps. These colorful treats add a festive touch to any fall or Halloween gathering!

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Pumpkin Spice Mix

Pumpkin Spice Mix Recipe
This homemade pumpkin spice recipe takes just minutes to mix up—with several ingredients that you may already have in your pantry! Then add this fragrant mix to pies, pancakes, roasted fall veggies, lattes, oatmeal—and even your carved pumpkin!
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