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 Peonies
The peonies in my backyard always have ants crawling on the flower buds. Many people think ants are a pest on peonies. There’s also an endearing myth that ants “tickle the buds” or “lick the sugar” to help them open. Learn more about ants on peony flowers.
2020 Hurricane Season Forecast
Hurricane season 2020 is off to an early start with Tropical Storm Arthur. See this year’s hurricane forecast—including expected number of storms and how many storms are predicted to make landfall. 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!