Pruning hydrangeas, fruit flies, summer salad

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Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, July 19, 2017

chestnut trees summer woods

Come ye into the summer woods;
There entereth no annoy;
All greenly wave the chestnut leaves,
And the earth is full of joy
–Mary Howitt (1799–1888)

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
200th day of the year


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When to Prune Hydrangeas

When to Prune Different Kinds of Hydrangeas
Hydrangeas can sometimes be a tricky plant to care for, so it is important to learn when to prune different hydrangea varieties, as well as how to prune them. Consult our handy cheat sheet to figure out the best time to prune yours. 
The 2018 Old Farmer's Almanac Moon Calendar

Features dramatic images of the Moon!  
Orange Flower Pictures

Jazz Up the Garden With Sizzling Color
I used to be a snob of sorts when it came to my garden palette, preferring cool blues and purples mixed with pinks, white, and pale yellow. I had very little red and no orange, thank you—except for the tawny daylilies.
The 2018 Old Farmer's Almanac Weather Watcher's Calendar

Features amazing photography, weather proverbs, historical weather events, and trivia! 
Cucumber and Tomato Salad

Castilian-Style Cucumber and Tomato Salad

Recipe by Daniel Chong-Jimenez, former executive chef of The Spa at Norwich Inn in Norwich, Connecticut.

Fun Facts and Folklore!

Facts and Folklore to Tell Your Friends
Did you know? The Old Farmer’s Almanac for Kids is NEW this month and features hundreds of fun facts, awesome activities, and exciting experiments for all to discover.
The Old Farmer's Almanac for Kids

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

How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies
A fruit fly infestation can be a truly annoying experience. Here’s how to get rid of fruit flies, including how to make your own fruit fly trap!
The 2018 Old Farmer's Almanac Everyday Calendar

Start each day with a tidbit of Almanac fun: weather wisdom, quirky historical facts, useful hints, and time-tested proverbs.