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June 02, 2017

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Mine is the Month of Roses; yes and mine
The Month of Marriages! All pleasant sights
And scents, the fragrance of the blossoming vine,
The foliage of the valleys and the heights
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–Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807–82)


Saturday Night Lights!


Now that NASA’s Juno spacecraft is orbiting Jupiter and sending us spectacular pictures, especially of its polar regions, we can enjoy a happy coincidence: On this Saturday night, June 3, 2017, Jupiter will form a dramatic tight conjunction with the Moon.


Almanac Hummingbird Thermometer

Designed to resemble a vintage advertising thermometer. Made of metal in the USA. Measures 17 inches long and includes both Fahrenheit (120⁰ to -40⁰) and Celsius scales.
$24.95

Pest-Resistant Plants


Do you have trouble with deer and rabbits in your garden? Here’s a list of pest-resistant plants that these common garden pests won’t touch, plus a few favorite low-maintenance and extra-hardy options.



Kaleidoscope Wind Spinner

Features a deep and highly reflective finish that gleams and pulses with each breeze! Made in the USA to last.
$39.95

Growing and Harvesting Broccoli


Broccoli is a cool-season crop that, like spinach, can be grown in the spring or fall. Here’s how to grow broccoli in your garden.


Color-Infused Metal Garden Stake

A seven-step color infusion process produces a gorgeous interplay of greens, yellows, and blues with a bright metallic finish.
$23.95

What is June's Birthstone?


June’s birthstone, the pearl, has long been a symbol of purity.


Hummingbird Wooden Night Lights

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.
$15.95

It's Salad Season!


When you announce “We’re having salad,” do you hear a collective groan? You’ll turn their groans into grins with these exciting—yes, exciting!—salad recipes.


Hummingbird Thermometer Stake

“Fun” and “functional” describe this special garden thermometer. A hand-painted glass hummingbird sits atop a large, easy-to-read, dial thermometer. The temperature gauge displays both Fahrenheit (-20º to 120º) and Celsius (-35º to 55º).
$23.99



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