Pruning hydrangeas, fruit flies, summer salad

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

Jared Padalecki (actor) was born on this day in 1982.
Garry Marshall (director, producer, actor) died on this day in 2016.

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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When to Prune Hydrangeas

Hydrangea Care: Pruning Hydrangea Varieties
Hydrangeas can sometimes be a tricky plant to care for, so it is important to learn how to prune and when to prune different hydrangea varieties. Properly pruning hydrangeas based on your hydrangea’s variety will allow you to have more blooms next year.
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.
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.