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)

 
Digital Garden Guide
 
Rosemary
Growing 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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Stunning in White
 
Ants on Peony Flowers: An Enduring Myth
Ants on Peonies

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.

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How To: Lift Sagging Skin

Doctor’s new discovery makes loose skin Vanish

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How To: Lift Sagging Skin
 
2020 Hurricane Season Forecast
Hurricane Season Has Started

2020 Hurricane Season Forecast
Hurricane season 2020 officially began on June 1. See the latest on hurricane activity and the full seasonal 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!

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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

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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Vegetable Gardener’s Handbook eBook
 
Purslane: Health Benefits and Recipes
Purslane Health Benefits

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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