Growing irises, plant supports, 3 evening planets

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Daily Newsletter for Thursday, May 13, 2021

buttercup

Come rambling awhile through this exquisite weather
Of days that are fleet to pass,
When the stem of the willow shoots out a green feather,
And buttercups burn in the grass!

–Edgar Fawcett (1847–1904)

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Almanac Gardening Club
 
Irises
Irises
The tall, beautiful iris, named after the Greek goddess who rode rainbows, comes in many magical colors. Despite its divine origins, this June bloomer is rugged, reliable, and easy to grow. Learn all about planting, growing, and caring for iris flowers. 
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How To: Get Rid Of Deep Fat From Your Belly

Millions of Americans suffer from deep fat. Researchers have now found out the reason why. It turns out there is a master switch that controls when the cells turn into energy and when they turn into fat. Learn how to flip the master switch right now.

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Why Join (or Start) a Community Garden?
Why Join (or Start) a Community Garden?
Join (or start) a community garden! There are so many benefits beyond the camaraderie. Gardening alongside neighbors opens a world of possibilities.
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How do I keep squirrels out of my bird feeder?
When you hang this meshed bird feeder up, the squirrels shouldn’t be able to reach it! Attract your favorite neighborhood birds with this rich and lovely addition to your garden.
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Plant Supports: It's a Holdup!
Plant Supports: It's a Holdup!
Once plants are up and growing, some of them need a little support. Encouraging sprawling plants to grow up will keep the fruit cleaner and make it easier to harvest, along with giving the whole plant better exposure to the sun. A trellised plant can provide shade for a crop like lettuce that would...
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What's a great organic fertilizer for my veggies?

The Old Farmer’s Almanac Tomato & Vegetable Plant Food is an OMRI-listed granular fertilizer for robust tomatoes, vegetables, fruit, herbs, trees and shrubs! Promotes vigorous plant growth with abundant fruit and vegetable yields!

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Night Sky for May 2021
Night Sky for May 2021
Here’s the May 2021 guide to the night sky. Check out the top 3 things to see in the night sky in May, including some pretty planet pairings, a total lunar eclipse, and the last supermoon of the year. It’s being called the Super Blood Moon Eclipse! See more information and viewing tips.
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Enjoy spring mornings with charming coffee mugs!

These lovely coffee mugs are perfect for sipping coffee or tea out on the patio, enjoying the sounds of spring birds appearing and the garden starting to bloom!

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Fruit Salad
Fruit Salad

Fruit salad is always a welcome addition to the table. With this colorful blend of fruit, take your fruit salad from average to amazing!

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How can I make a beautiful bouquet in a mason jar?

Display your fresh cut flowers in this classic mason jar with a handy frog lid!

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