Monday, July 03, 2017

The Old Farmer's Almanac - Deterring deer, lavender for sleep, poison ivy

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June 28, 2017


In winter I get up at night
And dress by yellow candle-light.
In summer, quite the other way,
I have to go to bed by day

And does it not seem hard to you,
When all the sky is clear and blue,
And I should like so much to play,
To have to go to bed by day
–Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–94)

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Why Fireflies Glow

Fireflies, or lightning bugs, have been captivating humans for centuries with their beautiful lights on summer nights. What makes fireflies glow the way they do?

Solar Copper Tulip Lantern

Adorn patios, trees, and trellises with our new Solar Copper Lantern. The metallic painted blooms glimmer during the day, and at night cast an enchanting light show through swirl cut-outs and a crackle glass ball.

Lavender for Sleep and More!

Lavender is more than just a pretty plant. This fragrant perennial has been revered throughout the ages for its ability to breathe a sense of clarity and calm into every cupboard, room or beauty product in which it dwells. It has long been used as a remedy for a range of ailments from insomnia and anxiety to depression and fatigue.

Lavender Rosemary Kitchen Towel

There’s nothing shy or demure about this kitchen towel! The bold print demands attention and deserves it. They’re made of woven natural cotton, so they’re as practical as they are impressive. 

How to Grow a Watermelon

Everyone seems to love juicy watermelon in the summertime. Native to Africa, melons need warm temperatures (up to 80°F during the day) and a long growing season.

Wooden Box Sign

All box signs are 1.75 inches deep and can stand on their own or hang on a wall. Size: 12 inches by 9.5 inches.

Deterring Deer

See our list of deer-resistant plants and flowers to keep the hungry herds away from your garden!

Handmade Glass Sun Catchers

SAVE 25% when you buy 2 or more sun catchers or glass coins with promo code SUNNY. Large selection of colors, sizes, and nature-themed designs. 

Poison Ivy

Got poison ivy in your own garden? As a gardener myself, I feel your pain! Here are my tips on how to get rid of poison ivy in the garden and yard.

Vegetable Kingdom Apron

Here’s an apron that any cook would be proud to wear! It features a bright print and it’s 100% cotton for easy care. 

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