Watermelon Day, yarrow, blossom-end rot

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Daily Newsletter for Thursday, August 3, 2017

hot summer

If the first week in August is unusually warm,
The winter will be white and long.


Thursday, August 3, 2017
215th day of the year

John C. McGinley (actor) was born on this day in 1959.
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (soprano) died on this day in 2006.


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National Watermelon Day!

National Watermelon Day: August 3
August 3 is National Watermelon Day and one of our favorite holidays in August! Watermelon is the perfect treat for this early August day (and any summer day, really)!
Floral Butterfly Garden Stake

Complement those gorgeous flowers in your garden with this fun garden stake. This hand-painted beauty stands out in the sun with bright colors and metallic paint for an eye-catching finish that glistens. The perfect addition to your backyard oasis!
Best Days for August

Best Days for the Month of August 2017
Here is a snapshot of the Best Days for the month of August 2017—from Best Days to quit smoking to Best Days to cut hair.
Beat Blossom-End Rot

Blossom-End Rot
Here are tips on how to identify, control, and prevent blossom-end rot on your tomatoes and other garden plants.
Almanac Hummingbird Thermometer

Retro design resembles a vintage advertising thermometer. Made in the USA.
Yes to Yarrow!

Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) is a native North American plant that’s popular with pollinators and practically care-free, making it perfect for borders, ground covers, and open meadows. Here’s how to grow yarrow in your garden!
The 2018 Old Farmer's Almanac Weather Watcher's Calendar

Features amazing photography, weather proverbs, historical weather events, and trivia! 
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Watermelon Steak Marinade

Watermelon Barbecue Steak Marinade Recipe From the Garden-Fresh Cookbook
See how to make the Watermelon Barbecue Marinade recipe featured in The Old Farmer’s Almanac Garden-Fresh Cookbook. In this video, we use the marinade to create a mouthwatering Watermelon BBQ Steak dinner—perfect for summer.
Large Rustic Daisy Flower Stake

Bring a bit of the countryside to your outdoor decor with our Rustic Flower Stakes. This floral beauty is crafted from metal and hand-painted for a weathered look. Standing almost 4 feet high, it can be displayed alone or complemented with other rustic flowers.