Planting bulbs, sweet potato recipes, Labor Day ideas

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Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Summer declines and roses have grown rare,
But cottage crofts are gay with hollyhocks,
And in old garden walks you breathe an air
Fragrant of pinks and August-smelling stocks
–John Todhunter (1839–1916)


Wednesday, August 30, 2017
242nd day of the year


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Planting Bulbs for Spring Bloms

Planting Fall Bulbs for Spring Flowers
If you still have unplanted spring bulbs, it’s better to get them in the ground. Some bulbs, such as tulips, will perform well even if planted late. See our handy spring bulb chart with hardiness zones, depth, and spacing for all your fall-planted bulbs.


Achieve Your Wishes

Improve your life with anointed oils. These oils are created with specific purposes, including spiritual healing oils, oils to stave off evil spirits or attract wealth, and Blessed Spiritual Oils to anoint your body and home.
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Canning and Drying Your Harvest

Canning and Drying Fruit and Vegetables—Step by Step
Canning and drying are two of the best ways to preserve your precious harvest. In this video, we show you how it’s done.
Almanac Hummingbird Thermometer

Retro design resembles a vintage advertising thermometer. Made in the USA.
Labor Day Ideas

When Is Labor Day 2020?
Labor Day falls on Monday, September 7, 2020. Unlike many holidays, Labor Day doesn’t have many rituals other than end-of-summer barbecues. So what is Labor Day and why do we celebrate it?
The Old Farmer’s Almanac Weather Notebook

Keeps avid weather watchers engaged and entertained day after day for up to 4 years! 
Sweet Potato Recipes

Best Sweet Potato Recipes
Here are some delicious sweet potato recipes, including sweet potato fries, biscuits, casseroles, and desserts. Sweet potatoes are versatile, nutritious, and low in calories, making for the perfect addition to any meal.
Hummingbird Flower Spinner

Add lively fun to your garden. The petals of the flower spin around a hummingbird in the center. Painted with a metallic paint for a brilliant shine.
Easy Herbal Vinegar

Make Your Own Herb Vinegar
You’ve seen herbal vinegars in upscale food boutiques and catalogues, usually stoppered or corked glass jars with sprigs of herbs floating in translucent liquid. Gorgeous. And pricey. Why not make your own herb-inflused vinegar? It’s easy!


Neatmaster Ultrasonic Pest Control

Amazon’s #1 category best-seller with a 4.5 star rating! Uses state-of-the-art  ultrasonic and electromagnetic technology to drive away mice, rats, bats, fleas, spiders, roaches, mosquitoes, ants, snakes, and more. None are immune to the sound and leave after a few short weeks of use. The pest repellent sound is inaudible to humans and pets. Do away with chemicals, poisons, and traps.