Planting cosmos, growing mint, lunar eclipse this week

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Daily Newsletter for Sunday, May 23, 2021

periwinkle

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)

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Almanac Garden Guide
 
Cosmos
Cosmos
Cosmos are annual flowers with colorful, daisy-like flowers that sit atop long, slender stems. Blooming throughout the summer months, they attract birds, bees, and butterflies to your garden. Growing easily from seeds, cosmos even survive in poor soil conditions! Here’s how to grow cosmos.
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Get cooking in a Gardenia Apron!

Get cooking summer dishes! Enjoy your time in the kitchen this summer. This stunning kitchen apron evokes the fragrance of gardenias. Brighten up your kitchen with the Gardenia Apron!

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Mint
Mint
Mint practically grows itself! Not only does mint add fruity, aromatic flavor to foods and tea, but also it’s useful for health remedies such as aiding digestion and relieving headaches. All you need to do is confine this spreading perennial herb to a container or confined bed to keep it from...
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Wind chimes with melodic sounds!
Complete with intricate designs and melodic chimes, these wind chimes are sure to add peace and tranquility to your outdoor space!
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Full Moon in May 2021
Full Moon in May 2021
May’s full Moon reaches its peak on Wednesday, May 26! This full Moon will be the closest full Moon of the year, making it the second of two supermoons—don’t miss it! Plus, it will coincide with a total lunar eclipse in some areas. Here’s everything you should know about this month’s full Moon,...
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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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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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Click to read the full "Ode to a Cow"!

The “Ode to a Cow” was originally printed in The 1936 Old Farmer’s Almanac. Its inspirational advice reminds us to take a pause in our busy lives. Plus, it’s a quality sign made in America!

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Seven-Layer Salad
Seven-Layer Salad

This attractive Seven-Layer Salad looks great when assembled in a clear glass bowl.

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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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