Jupiter news, pest-resistant plants, birthstones

Daily Newsletter for Friday, June 2, 2017


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
–Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807–82)

Friday, June 2, 2017
153rd day of the year

Wentworth Miller (actor) was born on this day in 1972.
Kathryn Joosten (actress) died on this day in 2012.

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!

old farmers almanac garden guide

Saturday Night Lights!

Jupiter and The Moon: An Early June Conjunction
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

Handmade in the USA and sold exclusively through The Old Farmer’s Store! 
Pest-Resistant Plants

Pest-Resistant Plants and Flowers
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 Sun & Moon

Features a deep and highly reflective finish that gleams and pulses with each breeze! Made in the USA to last.
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 brilliant seven-step color infusion process produces a gorgeous interplay of greens, yellows, and blues on a reflective metallic finish. 
What is June's Birthstone?

June Birthstone: Color and Meaning
June’s birthstone, the pearl, has long been a symbol of purity.
Dragonfly 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.
It's Salad Season!

Eight Great Salad Recipes
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 and Celsius.