Huge hurricanes, solstice facts, hummingbirds

This is an archived issue of our Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, June 20, 2017

flower at marsh

Fair and green is the marsh in June;
Wide and warm in the sunny noon.
The flowering rushes fringe the pool
With slender shadows, dim and cool
–Antoinette Alcott Bassett


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Huge Hurricanes!

Worst Hurricanes in American History (Part I)
With the start of hurricane season upon us, let’s look back on some of the worst, most destructive hurricanes that have hit the United States.
Almanac Hummingbird Thermometer

Retro design resembles a vintage advertising thermometer. Made in the USA.

Surprising Solstice Facts

7 Facts About the June Solstice
If you ask friends what happens on the summer solstice (this Saturday), they’re likely to say it’s the longest day of the year. But let’s learn something new. Bob Berman lists 7 cool (or, is it “hot”?) solstice facts. See how many you know!
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.

Attract Hummingbirds!

Plants that Attract Hummingbirds
Do you love to watch hummingbirds fly around your garden? Learn which types of plants attract hummingbirds and how to create a hummingbird-friendly environment in your garden!
Solar Calla Lily Bubble Stake in Yellow

During the day, the acrylic bubble wand in the center of our Solar Calla Lily Stake catches the light and sparkles. At night, it glows for a truly spectacular effect. Try one as a flower bed accent or several for a brilliant display. In daylight, the solar panel absorbs the Sun’s natural energy. An energy-saving LED automatically turns on at night. Made with textured metal and hand-painted in a matte finish.

Language of Flowers

Flower Meanings: The Language of Flowers
What does each flower symbolize? Which flowers represent love, hope, healing, loss, and good luck? See the Almanac’s complete list of Flower Meanings and Plant Symbolism. Whether you are picking out a flower bouquet for a wedding, choosing a single flower for a loved one, or planting a garden, discover the secret language of flowers!
Rustic Sunflower Wall Decor

With the charm of weathered metal, our hand-painted giant Rustic Sunflower Wall Decor will make any indoor or outdoor living space come alive with vibrant fall colors.

A Little Almanac History

The Baker's Dozen of Almanac Editors
Get to know the history of The Old Farmer’s Almanac by getting to know its past (and present) editors—all 13 of them! 
Flower Spinners

Flower Spinners add lively fun to your garden. The metal petals of the flower spin around a butterfly, bee, grasshopper, dragonfly, or hummingbird you choose. Each spinner is painted with a metallic paint for a brilliant shine.