What is Arbor Day?, how to plant a tree, buckeye candy

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Daily Newsletter for Friday, April 30, 2021

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What does he plant who plants a tree?
He plants cool shade and tender rain,
And seed and bud of days to be,
And years that fade and flush again.

–Henry Cuyler Bunner (1855–96)

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Arbor Day 2021
Arbor Day 2021
Arbor Day occurs this year on Friday, April 30. Dedicate a tree to someone who is special to you, and check out these facts about Arbor Day and the man who founded it.
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Plant Summer Flowering Bulbs Now!

Make your garden come alive this summer with fragrant bulbs like lilies. For a south of the border feel plant show-stopping dahlias and montbretia. No garden? Try agapanthus and canna in containers for a Mediterranean look.

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How to Plant a Bare-Root Tree
How to Plant a Bare-Root Tree
Here are tips on how to plant a bare-root tree the right way—from digging the hole to watering the tree properly once it’s planted.
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Shocking Report: #1 Cause of Weight Gain is Weedkiller

Has your health been declining since 1996? Here’s why…

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When to Prune Trees and Shrubs
When to Prune Trees and Shrubs
Prune spring-flowering shrubs immediately after they bloom; summer-flowering trees are done in the winter. With this guide, learn which trees and shrubs to prune when so that they bear maximum flowers next season. And be careful not to prune at the wrong time or you could cut off the flower buds....
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Witty dish towels make vegetables fun!

These cotton-linen blend dish towels featuring all-over retro style designs and punny embroidered slogans are sure to keep you grinning in the kitchen! 

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How to Espalier: Fruit Trees in Small Spaces
How to Espalier: Fruit Trees in Small Spaces
Want to grow a fruit tree but short on garden space? Here’s how to espalier your fruit tree—so it grows flat against a building wall or fence. This is a common technique for apple trees but works with pears, peaches, and other fruit. It’s sure to be an eye-catcher and also helps...
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What's the best way to get rid of weeds in my garden?

Vern Ader’s Weed Spinner is an innovative drill-driven weed removal tool that spins out weeds and their roots in one whirling motion. It’s essentially a long sturdy drill bit for your drill (drill not included). There’s no kneeling, bending, or getting your hands dirty. Weeds don’t stand a chance!

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No-Bake Peanut Butter Balls
No-Bake Peanut Butter Balls

Our no-bake Peanut Butter Balls dipped in chocolate are always a crowd favorite.

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Tell the temperature with this retro thermometer!

This thermometer is designed to resemble a vintage advertising thermometer! Handmade in the USA from steel, this thermometer will be a welcome tool to check the temperature outside so you can get outside!

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