Nasturtiums, next full Moon, tasty sandwiches

Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Wake up, Golden Head!  Wake up, Brownie!
    Cat-bird wants you in the garden soon.

You and I, butterflies, bobolinks, and clover,
    We’ve a lot to do on the first of June

–Charles G.D. Roberts (1860–1943)

Tuesday, May 30, 2017
150th day of the year

Manny Ramirez (baseball player) was born on this day in 1972.
Gus Wickstrom (retired farmer who used pig spleens to forecast the weather [claimed 90% accuracy]) died on this day in 2007.

What the heck is a Garden Hod?
It was designed to harvest and wash vegetables and fruit easily, but it has hundreds of other uses, too!

Looking for simple container ideas?

When is the Next Full Moon?

Next Full Moon
When is the next full Moon? See our Full Moon Calendar for 2017 for the U.S. and Canada.
When you're tired of the flowers in your containers dying

Don’t despair! Meet a simple solution: the Flower Carpet rose. Plunk this beauty into a container—and it will last for years! See 10 colorful photos illustrating how Flower Carpet works in containers. Never get container-envy again!
Growing an Edible Flower

Nasturtium is an easy-to-grow annual whose leaves and flowers are edible. Here’s how to grow your own nasturtiums!
The Old Farmer's Almanac for Kids

Buy the Almanac for Kids, Volume 7, and GET VOLUMES 6 AND 5 FOR FREE! 
Butterfly Bush

Butterfly Bush
The Butterfly Bush (Buddleia davidii) is a beautiful, fast-growing, deciduous shrub with masses of blossoms—long, seductively spiked trusses—that bloom from summer to autumn.
Almanac Tick Remover Tool (3-Pack)

The best tick remover is the one that is easy to carry and always with you! Easy-to-use and safe tick removal tool that attaches to key chains, dog collars, leashes, saddles, and backpacks. Made in the USA from high-strength anodized aluminum that won’t break or bend.
What's Happening in June?

The Month of June 2017: Holidays, Fun Facts, Folklore
Enjoy our seasonal advice for June 2017, when everything’s coming up roses! June brings beautiful bouquets, delicious fruits and vegetables, and an urge to get out there and enjoy the sunshine. 
Sun Face Kinetic Wind Stake

Bring dramatic excitement to your garden with this extra-large kinetic wind stake featuring a 32-inch-wide Sun fan. Beautifully hand-painted metal Sun rays dazzle as the double-blade design spins in opposite directions, creating a mesmerizing effect. Video of the wind stake in action is available.
Sandwiches for Summer

Ten Great Sandwich Recipes
You can make lunchtime a special occasion with these ten flavorful sandwich recipes. Featuring a variety of ingredients, these convenient meals are true tastebud tempters!  See the video at the bottom of the page for how to make a perfectly melty grilled sandwich.
Clean Air Odor-Neutralizing Candle

Eliminates offending odors—doesn’t just mask them! The ingredients are a proprietary blend of essential and botanical oils in a GMO-free soy wax base with an unbleached hemp wick.