Vinegar uses, new winning plants, feeding birds

Daily Newsletter for Thursday, January 11, 2018

winter trees

Oh, what a goodly and a glorious show;
The stately trees have decked themselves with white,
And stand transfigured in a robe of light;
Wearing for each lost leaf a flake of snow.

–Richard Wilton (1827–1903)

Thursday, January 11, 2018
11th day of the year

Darryl Dawkins (basketball player) was born on this day in 1957.
Sir Edmund Hillary (one of the first to summit Mt. Everest) died on this day in 2008.

Winning Plants for 2018

New Plants for the New Year
The new year is here and with it comes a crop of new plants for the garden. It has been too cold to do much of anything except prowl the pages of the seed catalogs looking for the new and notable plants for 2018.
Sun Beam Patio Accent

These fun patio and deck decorations bring an instant smile to everyone’s face! The Sun Beam measures 13 inches in diameter. It’s made of high-quality recycled steel in the USA and powder-coated to endure outdoor weather. 
A More Productive Garden

Online Garden Planner from The Old Farmer's Almanac
Plan for a more productive garden in 2018 with The Old Farmer’s Almanac Garden Planner. A well-planned garden helps you avoid common issues that affect the health and productivity of your plants.
Moon Beam Patio Accent

Buy our Moon Beam and Sun Beam together and save $5 with promo code NCWB5.
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Feeding Birds in Winter

Feeding Garden Birds in Winter
Birds are an essential part of the garden, helping with pest control as they snap up aphids, caterpillars, grubs and other insect pests. But in the winter food can be scarce. Regular feeding will encourage birds to keep coming back to your garden, so they’ll be around during the growing season to help keep pests in check.
Soy Wax Candles

These large, eye-catching candles come in a printed glass container housed in a decorative box with a wooden ball top. 
More Ways to Use Vinegar!

Household Uses for Vinegar
Here are some of our favorite household uses for vinegar. From cleaning shower curtains to relieving insect bites, vinegar has a multitude of uses!
When the Power Goes Out

Power Outages: What to Do Before, During, and After an Outage
What should you do in case of a power outage? Having survived many power outages, here are some of our best survival tips—before, during, and after a power outage.
The Old Farmer’s Almanac Gardening Notebook

A gardener’s most useful tool is knowledge from past seasons. Don’t rely on sticky notes or memory! You’ll love our beautiful Gardening Notebook with its waterproof cover—easy to bring to the garden. Keep records so you know when pests arrive and when to put preventative controls in place to avoid damage. Also, track what blossoms when, first and last frost dates, what was planted where, what worked, favorite varieties, what you want to move, and other notes.