Speedy zinnias, June weather, herb recipes

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Daily Newsletter for Friday, June 9, 2017


Married in the month of roses, June,
Life will be one long honeymoon



old farmers almanac garden guide

Still Time for Zinnias

Zinnia Flower Varieties: Colorful, Easy, Fast-Growing!
No summer garden is complete without colorful zinnias. Is there an easier or faster flower to grow? Sprinkle them in full sun and you’ll have seedlings in days!
Vintage Cast Iron Bird

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


Raccoons Robbing the Garden?

Learn how to identify raccoons and how to get rid of raccoons in your garden with these helpful tips.
The Old Farmer's Almanac for Kids

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

Edible, Ornamental Grapes

Grape growing is experiencing a renewed popularity in home gardens! And why not? Not only are grapes wonderful for eating, juicing, and winemaking, but they are also a beautiful ornamental plant. Learn how to grow, prune, and harvest your grapes.
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. 

Wedding Weather and Traditions

Wedding Weather
Wondering what the weather will be like for your wedding day (or any event day)? See our weather prediction tools—plus, learn all about wedding traditions and old-fashioned customs!
Wooden Chickadee Thermometers

SAVE $7 (over 20% off) while supplies last! Made in the USA from a single slab of wood with a metal songbird topper. 

Add Herbs to Your Recipes!

Herb Recipes: Cooking with Fresh Herbs
When herbs are in season, rejoice in recipes that incorporate heavenly rosemary, basil, dill, mint, oregano, and thyme. Cooking with herbs not only releases great fresh flavors, but also is healthy! From savory rosemary recipes to an amazing herb butter to divine basil pesto to a mint dish to keep your breath fresh on date night, here are 15 flavorful herb recipes.
Extra-Handy Lazy Susan

Spins effortlessly, won’t tip, and holds a lot! Handcrafted in America by a 150-year-old basket company. Constructed with tough Appalachian white ash and brass nails.