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Daily Newsletter for Monday, September 4, 2017

september flowers

There are flowers enough in the summertime,
More flowers than I can remember: 
But none with the purple, gold, and red
That dyes the flowers of September

–Mary Howitt (1799–1888)


Monday, September 4, 2017
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Asters in the Garden

Asters are daisy-like perennials with starry-shaped flower heads. They bring delightful color to the garden in late summer and autumn when many of your other summer blooms may be fading.
The 2018 Old Farmer's Almanac Moon Calendar

Features dramatic images of the Moon!


September Gardening Tips

September Gardening Tips
After Labor Day, I can feel and see the slowing of photosynthesis as plants wind down their season. September’s silent song drives me to do things fast, before the frosts of fall. Here are some September gardening tips.
Apple Crumb Pie

Caramel Apple Crumb Pie

In bygone days, apple pie this good was grounds for a marriage proposal. Bake with caution!

The 2018 Old Farmer's Almanac Weather Watcher's Calendar

Features amazing photography, weather proverbs, historical weather events, and trivia! 

Estimating Distances

How to Estimate Distances
Did you know that your arm is about ten times longer than the distance between your eyes? That fact, together with a bit of math, can be used to estimate distances between you and any object of approximately known size.
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.