Peony tips, planting watermelons, dry hands and hair remedies

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Daily Newsletter for Saturday, May 9, 2020

lambs

May brings flocks of pretty lambs,
Skipping by their fleecy dams.

–Sara Coleridge, English poet (1802–52)

 
Almanac Garden Guide
 
Why Peonies Should Be In Your Garden
Tips for Perfect Peonies

Why Peonies Should Be In Your Garden
One of the most magnificent mainstays of the garden is the common herbaceous peony (Paeonia lactiflora). Peony plants are virtually pest-free—deer and rabbits don’t like their bitter taste—and peonies in containers can be planted almost any time! 

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Watermelons
Planting Watermelons

Watermelons
Everyone seems to love juicy watermelon in the summertime. Native to Africa, melons need warm temperatures (up to 80°F during the day) and a long growing season. Here’s how to plant and grow watermelons in your garden!

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Mother's Day 2020 | 10 Ways to Celebrate Mom
Virtual Mom's Day Ideas

Mother's Day 2020 | 10 Ways to Celebrate Mom
Mother’s Day is celebrated on May 10, 2020. This year, many of us are rethinking how to give extra recognition to moms, especially we’re apart. Check out 10 fun ideas for spending time with Mom—from a virtual dinner date to a long-distance movie night to a Zoom talent show!

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Spring Brunch Recipes
Yummy Brunch Ideas

Spring Brunch Recipes
Lemon pancakes, frittata, chocolate waffles, quiche? We’ve cooked up 15 brunch recipes for Mother’s Day or any time. See our recipes and mouthwatering pictures!

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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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Dry Hair and Skin? Remedies and Recipes
Dry Hands and Hair Relief

Dry Hair and Skin? Remedies and Recipes
Do you have dry hair, hands, or skin? If there’s one thing that we love, it’s making our own natural remedies and treatments. Check out these fantastic recipes that will restore and liven up your hair, face, and skin—and not break the bank.

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