Growing roses, chicken in chocolate sauce, test your marriage IQ

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Daily Newsletter for Thursday, February 13, 2020

seed
How Love burns through the Putting in the Seed
On through the watching for that early birth
When, just as the soil tarnishes with weed,
The sturdy seedling with arched body comes
Shouldering its way and shedding the earth crumbs.

–Robert Frost (1874-1963)

Thursday, February 13, 2020
44th day of the year


Peter Gabriel (musician) was born on this day in 1950.
Ralph Waite (actor; best known as John Walton on The Waltons) died on this day in 2014.


 
The Old Farmer's Almanac Garden Planner
 
Growing Roses

Roses
Ready to plant and grow roses in your garden? Our Growing Guide for Roses will get you started—with advice on how to take care of roses and prune roses, too. We also share our recommendations on the best types of roses to grow, as well as tips on controlling rose pests such as Japanese beetles.
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The Art of Decluttering

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up the Garden
By now, many of you have heard of Marie Kondo’s book called The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. The Japanese art of decluttering and organizing can be put to good use in the garden as well.
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Crossbody Purses for Cell Phones by Chala

Perfect size for carrying most cell phones, cash, ID, and a few credit cards. Very nicely made and features adjustable straps.
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Overwintering Dahlias

Unpacking and Dividing Stored Dahlias
If you saved dahlia tubers from last year, now is a good time to see how your stored dahlias are coping and throw any away that show signs of rot or fungus. When you’re ready to unpack them, pot up, and re-plant your tubers in the early spring, here’s a good refresher on how you do it!
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Playing Cards

Card decks featuring butterflies, baby animals, or the birds of North America!
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Valentine's Day Dinner Idea

Chicken in Chocolate Sauce Piquante

This Chicken in Chocolate Sauce dish is sure to spice up any meal. The chocolate sauce gives it a special (maybe romantic?) touch.

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Kitchen Clocks

Bold and colorful floral designs!
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Test Your Marriage IQ

Test Your Marriage IQ
Get out your pencils and sharpen your wit—this is the test you’ve all been waiting for. It’s time to prove to your spouse that you know more than she (no, he) does …
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Feed Sack-Style Couch Pillows

Couch pillows that look like vintage feed sacks. Choose from many different designs. Perfect for a country-themed or farmhouse home.
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