Thanksgiving pies, Christmas bulbs, growing citrus indoors

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Daily Newsletter for Monday, November 9, 2020

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Now is the time for the burning of the leaves.
They go to the fire; the nostril pricks with smoke
Wandering slowly into a weeping mist.
Brittle and blotched, ragged and rotten sheaves!
A flame seizes the smouldering ruin and bites
On stubborn stalks that crackle as they resist

–Robert Laurence Binyon (1869–1943)

 
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Best Thanksgiving Pie Recipes
Thanksgiving Pie Recipes

Best Thanksgiving Pie Recipes
When it comes to Thanksgiving desserts, a traditional pie is a sure bet for us. But which pie to pick? Here are some of our favorite pie recipes made with seasonal ingredients—pumpkin, apple, pecans, sweet potato, cranberry, and more. Plus, we’ve included two delicious Thanksgiving puddings and a...

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Growing Dwarf Citrus Trees in Containers
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The Good Side of Goldenrod
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Flowering Bulbs for Christmas
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Intriguing Egg Facts and Folklore
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