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the start of hurricane season upon us, let’s look back on some of the
worst, most destructive hurricanes that have hit the United States. This
month, we’ll look at five from the first half of the 20th century; in
coming months, we’ll look at more recent major hurricanes.
This year, the June solstice falls on two different days: Wednesday, the 21st, for those in Eastern Standard Time, and Tuesday, the 20th, for time zones further west! Enjoy seven cool (or, is it hot?) solstice facts—and see how many you know!
These highly intricate and detailed night lights
were carved with a laser. The craftsmanship is outstanding. Each shade
consists of 4 pieces of wood held together with interlocking finger
joints. The best part is that the shade hides the bulb, even when
viewed from the side. Made in the USA.
During the day the acrylic bubble wand in the center of
our Solar Calla Lily Stake catches the light and sparkles. At night it
glows for a truly spectacular effect. Try one as a flower bed accent or
several for a brilliant display. In daylight, the solar panel absorbs
the sun’s natural energy. An energy saving LED automatically turns on at
night. Made with textured metal and hand-painted in a matte finish.
Do you know the language of flowers? As our list below shows, each flower has its own meaning. The orange blossom meaning, for instance, is chastity, purity, and loveliness, while red chrysanthemum means “I love you.”
Flower Spinners add lively fun to your garden. The metal
petals of the flower spin around a butterfly, bee, grasshopper,
dragonfly, or hummingbird you choose. Each spinner is painted with a
metallic paint for a brilliant shine.