Summer Outlook, Flower Moon, Chicken Coop

This is an archived issue of our Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, May 9, 2017


The birds around me hopped and played,
Their thoughts I cannot measure;
But the least motion which they made
It seemed a thrill of pleasure
–William Wordsworth (1770–1850)


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Summer Outlook for U.S.

2017 Summer Forecast From The Old Farmer's Almanac
What’s the summer weather outlook? Here’s your 2017 U.S. summer forecast from The 2017 Old Farmer’s Almanac.
Rose Plant Guide

How do you plant a rosebush? How do you grow roses? Our Rose Plant Guide will get you started—with advice on easy-care rose varieties, too. See our free Rose Guide.

Summer Outlook for Canada

Canada's Summer Outlook for 2017
What’s the 2017 summer weather outlook for Canada? See the regional summary from The Old Farmer’s Almanac.
The Old Farmer’s Almanac Gardening Notebook

A gardener’s most useful tool is knowledge from past seasons. Don’t rely on sticky notes or memory! You’ll love our beautiful Gardening Notebook with its waterproof cover—easy to bring to the garden. Keep records so you know when pests arrive and when to put preventative controls in place to avoid damage. Also, track what blossoms when, first and last frost dates, what was planted where, what worked, favorite varieties, what you want to move, and other notes. 

The Full Flower Moon Rises!

Full Moon for May 2020
May’s full Moon rises on Thursday, May 7! This full Moon will be the last of the three supermoons to occur this year, so don’t miss it! Here’s everything you should know about this month’s full moon, including how it got its name, “The Full Flower Moon.”
Bees Please Water Pitcher

Use this small pitcher as a decoration or to hold to dried flowers.

Powerful Perennials: Phlox

Phlox are perennials and a favorite choice—from ground cover blooming in early spring to the tall phlox blooming in mid- to late summer. Learn more about how to grow and care for your phlox.
Farmhouse Couch Pillows

Choose from many different designs. Perfect for a country-themed home.

How to Build a Chicken Coop

Raising Chickens 101: How to Build a Chicken Coop
Learn how to build a chicken coop for your backyard. Here’s a beginner’s guide to building a DIY chicken coop!
Vintage Cast Iron Bird

Made using traditional sand-casting techniques! Display inside or outside.