Growing rosemary, ants on peonies, early start to hurricane season

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Daily Newsletter for Thursday, May 21, 2020

periwinkles

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)

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Digital Garden Guide
 
Rosemary
Rosemary
Rosemary is a perennial evergreen shrub with blue flowers. It is an aromatic and distinctive herb with a sweet, resinous flavor. Here’s how to grow your own rosemary plants!
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Stunning in White

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.

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Ants on Peony Flowers: An Enduring Myth
Ants on Peony Flowers: An Enduring Myth
It is a myth that peonies require ants to bloom by “tickling the buds” to help the flowers open. Peonies and ants do have a mutually-beneficial relationship, but it’s not quite what you may think. Here’s the story about peonies and ants—plus, tips on how to bring peonies indoors without the ants.
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How To: Lift Sagging Skin

Doctor’s new discovery makes loose skin Vanish

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2021 Hurricane Season Forecast
2021 Hurricane Season Forecast
On the heels of last year’s record-breaking season, another “above-normal” hurricane season is expected for 2021. Will we reach 30 storms again? (We hope not!) Find out what exactly is predicted for this year’s hurricane season. Plus, see answers to common questions about Earth’s most violent ...
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Colorful Kitchen Dish Towels

There’s nothing shy or demure about our kitchen towels! The bold prints demand attention and deserve it. They’re made of woven natural cotton, so they’re as practical as they are impressive. 

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Seven-Layer Salad
Seven-Layer Salad

This attractive Seven-Layer Salad looks great when assembled in a clear glass bowl.

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Vegetable Gardener’s Handbook eBook

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.

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Purslane: Health Benefits and Recipes
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!
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The Old Farmer’s Almanac Weather Notebook

Keeps avid weather watchers engaged and entertained day after day for up to 4 years! 

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