Whippoorwills, growing zucchini, DIY potting soil

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Daily Newsletter for Sunday, May 16, 2021

cuckoo

The Attic warbler pours her throat,
Responsive to the cuckoo's note,
The untaught harmony of spring:
While whisp'ring pleasure as they fly,
Cool zephyrs thro' the clear blue sky
Their gather'd fragrance fling.

–Thomas Gray (1716–71)

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Almanac Garden Guide
 
Zucchini
Zucchini
Zucchini is a garden staple and an extremely vigorous grower. Each plant will produce several squash a day during peak season! But that doesn’t mean that they’re trouble-free. In our Zucchini Growing Guide and video, we’ll share tips and tricks to sidestep common squash problems, as well as tips on...
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How to Make Your Own Potting Soil
How to Make Your Own Potting Soil
When gardening with containers or pots, never just use actual soil or dirt. You’ll need to use “soilless” potting mix (also called potting soil) for proper drainage and aeration. Here’s how to make your own potting soil for container gardens!
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Dazzling garden stakes available now!
Fun and fancy combine with functional to create these special garden stakes! Treat yourself to a lovely addition to your dream garden! 
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When Is the Next Eclipse? | Eclipse Dates for 2021
When Is the Next Eclipse? | Eclipse Dates for 2021
See which eclipses will be visible during 2021 across North America.
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Useful bookmarks made in Vermont!

These convenient bookmarks make wonderful keepsakes. Their thinness allows readers to use the markers without worrying about breaking the book’s binding. 

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Pink Dandelion Wine
Pink Dandelion Wine

Taste the “spirit” of spring using common dandelions. Dandelion Wine is known for its unique and tangy flavor.

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When the Whippoorwill Calls
When the Whippoorwill Calls
Does the whippoorwill drink goat’s milk? Does it foretell death, marriage, or woe? Can your aching back be cured by its call? Few birds have spun such a crazed web of mythology and myth-information. At the heart of this confusion and misdirection is a medium-size bird called the whippoorwill.
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Beautifully illustrated mugs for spring!

This vintage mug includes lovely French illustrations of all your favorite veggies.

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