Growing rosemary, ants on peonies, early start to hurricane season
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Daily Newsletter for Thursday, May 21, 2020
In the great gardens, after bright spring rain,
We find sweet innocence come once again,
White periwinkles, little pensionnaires
With muslin gowns and shy and candid airs.
–Dame Edith Sitwell (1887–1964)
One of the nice thing about white is that it goes with everything, and actually enhances the colors of the plants surrounding it. It’s gorgeous on its own too though. Check out these 7 simple ways to use white in any garden.
Ants on Peony Flowers: An Enduring Myth
Why are there ants on my peonies? Will ants harm my peonies? Every year, peony season brings these questions. Plus, we hear that enduring (but delightful) myth that ants need to “tickle the buds” to help peonies open. Peonies and ants do have a relationship but it’s not quite what you may think.
2020 Hurricane Season Forecast
An “extremely active” hurricane season was predicted—and it broke records! See the latest on the historic 2020 hurricane season, including how the forecasts held up to reality. Also, find your common questions and answers about Earth’s most violent storms!
All You Need to Know to Grow!After inspiring and instructing gardeners for 227 years, we have created a single “how to garden” reference eBook for your computer or tablet that includes all of our expertise.
Purslane: Health Benefits and Recipes Purslane, or Portulaca oleracea, is a garden weed that is edible and has many health benefits. Find out the benefits of the purslane plant here, and get a purslane recipe!