Crocus: A promise of spring

Daily Newsletter for Thursday, January 18, 2018

winter bird in tree

At once a voice arose among 

      The bleak twigs overhead 

In a full-hearted evensong 

      Of joy illimited.

–Thomas Hardy (1840–1928)

Thursday, January 18, 2018
18th day of the year

Kevin Costner (actor) was born on this day in 1955.
Glenn Frey (musician; founding member of The Eagles) died on this day in 2016.

What the heck is a Garden Hod?
It was designed to harvest and wash vegetables and fruit easily, but it has hundreds of other uses, too!

Cummins: Stay Ahead of the Storm

About Crocuses

When it seems like winter will never lose its icy grip, the dainty crocus pushes through the snow to put on a show of colorful revival. If you are not planting this perennial bulb, you are missing an early season of delight. Here’s how to plant, grow, and care for crocuses in your garden!
Dragonfly Wooden Night Lights

These highly intricate and detailed night lights were carved with a laser. The craftsmanship is outstanding. Each shade consists of 4 pieces of wood held together with interlocking finger joints. The best part is that the shade hides the bulb, even when viewed from the side. Made in the USA.
Herbal Folklore

Herbal Folklore and Old-Fashioned Tips
We all know that herbs make great companions in the garden and kitchen. Herbs also have a long history as a natural remedy—and many other more unusual uses, too! Read on…
Glass Sun Catchers

Choose from a large selection of designs, colors, and sizes. Made in the USA.
Weird Plant Names

Swine's Snout, Nosebleed, and other Weird Plant Names
Have you ever heard of these weird plant names? Learn how the plants below got such unique names, then pick up a copy of The Old Farmer’s Almanac for Kids to find out more!
The 2018 Old Farmer’s Almanac Gardening Boxed Daily Calendar

Gardeners will be delighted with this nicely illustrated and gift-boxed page-a-day calendar!
Ready for the Next Blizzard?

Are You Prepared for the Next Blizzard?
Are you really prepared for the next blizzard? Let’s check. Here are five easy ways to be better prepared for the next snow storm.
Soy Wax Candles

These large, eye-catching candles come in a printed glass container housed in a decorative box with a wooden ball top. 
Kimchi: Flavorful and Healthy!

How to Make Kimchi
Ever heard of kimchi? It’s a very nourishing and traditional fermented dish made with vegetables. Here’s a bit about the benefits of fermented foods, as well as an easy kimchi recipe.
Oversize Wooden Matches

Each gorgeous matchbox contains approximately 50 wooden matches with color-coordinated tips. New designs and old favorites available.