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Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, June 21, 2017

summer night

Oh, the summer night
Has a smile of light,
And she sits on a sapphire throne
.

–Barry Cornwall (1887–1974)

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Summer Solstice 2021: The First Day of Summer
Summer Solstice 2021: The First Day of Summer

In 2021, the June solstice occurs on Sunday, June 20, marking the start of summer in the Northern Hemisphere. Here’s everything you need to know about the summer solstice—the longest day of the year!
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Vintage Cast Iron Bird

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

 

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Morning Glories
Morning Glories

How do you plant and care for morning glories? These strong climbers have beautifully-shaped blooms that unfurl in the sun and romantic tendrils that lend old-fashioned charm. Learn more about growing morning glories.
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The Old Farmer's Almanac for Kids

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

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Cucumber Beetles
Cucumber Beetles

Here are tips on how to identify, control, and get rid of cucumber beetles in the garden.
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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. 

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Summer Recipes: Make the Most of the Food in Season
Summer Recipes: Make the Most of the Food in Season

Enjoy these classic summer recipes before summer’s over! Think ​​juicy tomatoes, ripe melons, tender zucchini, and so much more! See some of our favorites such as plum crostata, watermelon-cucumber salad, peach and tomato salsa, pickled peppers, tomato sauce, grilled Mexican sweet corn, caprese...
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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. 

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Garden Guide Recipe Contest Entry Form
Garden Guide Recipe Contest Entry Form

Enter the Butternut Squash Recipe Contest, sponsored by The 2017 Old Farmer’s Almanac Garden Guide.
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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. 

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