The slow soft toads out of damp corners creep;
And evening's breath, wandering here and there
Over the quivering surface of the stream,
Wakes not one ripple from its summer dream.
–P. B. Shelley (1792–1822)
How to Keep Cut Flowers Fresh Fresh cut flower arrangements, whether homegrown or purchased, look fabulous in a vase. Here’s how and when to cut your own flowers, as well as how to keep flower bouquets and arrangements for longer.
Zucchini Fertility Spawns Annual Holiday
Every gardener who has grown zucchini knows that this time of year vines go crazy producing hundreds of tiny squash. They quickly grow to gargantuan size if not picked. That’s why Pennsylvanian Tom Roy designated August 8 as National Sneak Some Zucchini onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Day.
Everyday Advice for Any Day
Robert B. Thomas, founder of this Almanac, recognized that the way to win the favor of readers was to provide them with information that is immediately relevant to their needs and interests. Here are a few of the ways that he did that—and now we do. Any good nuggets here?