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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)

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
172nd day of the year

Doug Savant (actor) was born on this day in 1964.
Charles Krauthammer (Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist) died on this day in 2018.


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Solstice Show Today!

Summer Solstice 2019: The First Day of Summer
The June solstice 2019—the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere—will occur on June 21. Here’s what you need to know about the longest day of the year—plus more fun facts about the first day of summer.
Vintage Cast Iron Bird

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

Morning Glories
Morning glories are annual climbers with slender stems, heart-shaped leaves, and trumpet-shaped flowers of pink, purple-blue, magenta, or white. They have beautifully-shaped blooms that unfurl in the sun and romantic tendrils that lend old-fashioned charm.
The Old Farmer's Almanac for Kids

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

Cucumber Beetles
Here are tips on how to identify, control, and get rid of cucumber beetles in the garden.
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. 
What's Fresh Tastes Best

Summer Recipes: Make the Most of the Food in Season
Summer’s in full swing. Take advantage of midsummer’s bounty: ​​juicy tomatoes, basil, sweet corn, tender zucchini, refreshing cucumbers, bright peppers, green beans, fresh eggplant, ripe peaches, and more! Here’s are some of our best summer recipe ideas—arranged by what’s fresh!
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
Enter the Butternut Squash Recipe Contest, sponsored by The 2017 Old Farmer’s Almanac Garden Guide.
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.