The tonic of gardening, May flowers, planets visible tonight

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Daily Newsletter for Saturday, May 2, 2020

landscape

Whoever makes a garden
Has never worked alone;
the rain has always found it,
The sun has always known
.
–Douglas Malloch (1877-1938)

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Stay Calm and Plant Something
Stay Calm and Plant Something

One of the most hopeful things we can do in troubled times is to plant a garden. Planting a seed is an act of faith that tomorrow will come. In Hindi the word for seed is “bija,” which means “containment of life.” Each seed contains an embryo and a starchy food supply—everything needed to make a...
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Best Natural Fertilizer On Earth!

Chicken Soup for the Soil® is 100% toxin free and includes all the elements in the periodic table. Higher quality fruits and vegetables. Will not wash out of soil.

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Gardening for Health in Coronavirus Quarantine

These are trying times for sure, but it’s not all doom and gloom, and there are even positives to be found in an enforced stay at home. For gardeners, this has been a golden opportunity to get into the garden and crack on with some much-needed horticultural therapy. Our gardens are never going to...
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When you’re tired of the flowers in your container dying

Don’t despair! Meet the simple solution: the Flower Carpet rose. Plunk this beauty into a container and it will last for years! See 6 colorful photos illustrating how easily Flower Carpet works in containers. Never get container-envy again.

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Night Sky for May 2020
Night Sky for May 2020

Here’s the May 2020 guide to the night sky! During this month, all 5 bright planets are visible—two visible in the evening and three in the pre-dawn darkness. See Bob Berman’s viewing tips to enjoy the night wonders!
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Vern Ader's Weed Spinner

Finally, it’s fun and easy to weed!  The Weed Spinner is an innovative drill-driven weed removal bit that spins out weeds and their roots in one whirling motion.The action is fast and the result is very satisfying! What’s more, there’s no kneeling, bending, or getting your hands dirty. Weeds don’t stand a chance!

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May Birthstone: What is the Birthstone for May?
May Birthstone: What is the Birthstone for May?

The May birthstone, the emerald, was a favorite gem of Cleopatra and Catherine the Great. It has long been associated with fertility, rebirth, and love. 
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Iron Pig Doorstop

Makes a nice doorstop or decoration. Measures 4 inches by 8 inches.

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May Birth Flowers
May Birth Flowers

The sweet flowers of May embody the hopes and dreams of those who give them.  
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What's the best book for kids who are always bored?

Keep youngsters entertained for hours with fun facts, fascinating stories, and educational activities in The Old Farmer’s Almanac for Kids, Vol. 8! Whether your kiddos are reading on their own or you’re reading with them, The Almanac for Kids provides plenty of intriguing stories for anyone who’s a kid at heart!

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