Carnation The January Birth Flower

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January’s birth month flower, the carnation, brings colorful and long-lasting blooms to an otherwise dull winter month. But what do carnation flowers symbolize, why are they associated with January, and how can you grow them? These fascinating facts and folklore will make you appreciate this understated flower all year long! About Carnations A fragrant perennial,

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Holiday Plant Gift Guide

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The holidays are fast approaching, and at this point in the year, it’s always a good idea to get ahead of the holiday buying season by figuring out what gifts you will get for your loved ones. Luckily for you, we’ve handpicked a selection of gift ideas that are perfect for the green thumb friend

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Starry Night Gift Guide

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There’s something magical about heading outside to look up at the night sky. From spotting shooting stars to identifying the Big Dipper, stargazing is wonderful way to learn about astronomy. Whether you’re an avid or backyard astronomer, you might find our Starry, Starry Night gift picks useful in making your night of stargazing even more

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Feed A Cold Starve A Fever — A New Take!

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During cold and flu season, it helps to know how to get back on your feet quickly. Many people are familiar with the ancient expression “feed a cold starve a fever,” but is that the best method? Discover the origins of this expression and learn new information for getting better faster. Origin Of “Feed A

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Full Moon Names – Traditional and Alternative

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Full Moon names have an intriguing history that traces back to the rich traditions of Native American tribes in North America. These tribes had a unique way of honoring the changing seasons by assigning special names to each full Moon, which captured the essence of an entire month. While there might have been some slight

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Winter Forecast 2024: The Brrr is Back!

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For Release August 2, 2023 Lewiston, ME: As summer’s extreme temperatures continue to break world records, many people may be dreaming of cooler temperatures. Right on cue, the Farmers’ Almanac releases its famous extended weather forecast and heralds a return of traditional weather for winter 2023-2024. The Brrr is Back! “After a weird and warm

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How To See The New “Green” Comet

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Update: The Green Comet (c/2022 e3 ZTF) otherwise known as Comet ZTF is currently traveling away from Earth and out of our solar system, never to return again. Your last (and best) chance to catch a glimpse will be on February 10. The full Moon will interfere until that time. (See below.) Learn more about

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7 Great female Inventors And Pioneers You Should Know

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In the era of women’s suffrage, these female inventors and pioneers used their intelligence to improve the quality of our daily lives, keep us safer, and even change the course of history. Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell (1821—1910) After being rejected by all the major medical schools in the nation because of her gender, Blackwell was accepted

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Can You Eat Acorns? Here’s The Best Method

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Plenty of acorns, black walnuts, and hickory nuts fall on yards everywhere in autumn, but instead of getting frustrated by having to clean up after Mother Nature, why not think of the debris as free and delicious food? Can you eat acorns? Heck ya, you can. Wild nuts are gluten-free, nutrient-dense, and just waiting for

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July Birthstone — Ruby

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July’s birthstone is the ruby. Its name comes from the Latin word ruber meaning red. But its name in Sanskrit reveals more of its mysterious power and value: ratnaraj, the ruler of jewels. Prized for its distinct beauty and believed protective qualities, it is also thought to increase motivation and connect one with their passion

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