Huge hurricanes, solstice facts, hummingbirds

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

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
171st day of the year

Shefali Chowdhury (actress; plays Parvati Patil in the Harry Potter movies) was born on this day in 1988.
Jack Kilby (the man who pioneered the development of the microchip and helped to create the first hand-held calculator) died on this day in 2005.

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!

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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. This month, we’ll look at five from the first half of the 20th century; in coming months, we’ll look at more recent major hurricanes.
Almanac Hummingbird Thermometer

Handmade in the USA and sold exclusively through The Old Farmer’s Store! 
Surprising Solstice Facts

7 Facts About the June Solstice
This year, the June solstice falls on two different days: Wednesday, the 21st, for those in Eastern Standard Time, and Tuesday, the 20th, for time zones further west!. Enjoy seven cool (or, is it hot?) solstice facts—and 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 will attract hummingbirds and how to create a friendly environment for them.
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
Do you know the Language of Flowers? Many flowers, herbs, trees, and other plants traditionally symbolize feelings, moods, or ideas, and as our list below shows, each flower has its own particular meaning. 
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.