Earth Day, wildflowers, spinach-strawberry salad

This is an archived issue of our Almanac.com Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Thursday, April 19, 2018

earth

Earth endures; 

          Stars abide— 

          Shine down in the old sea.

–Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

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Earth Day 2021
Earth Day 2021

Every April 22, we celebrate Earth Day! Whether it’s a walk through the woods, picking up litter (while walking!), or buying more Earth-friendly products, here are 10 ways that you can help to care for your planet—plus some absolutely beautiful poetic verse to inspire you!
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Rakes Are So 20th-Century!

Spring is the time for planting and enjoying your backyard. Even after a thoughtful cleanup in the fall there are still leaves and trimmings which need attention. Echo trimmers and blowers are here to make that last activity easier so you can focus on planting those flowers.

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How to Grow Carrots in the Garden

See how to grow crunchy, sweet carrots! Getting carrots just right can be challenging, but when you know how, it’s easy. We’ll show you up to sow, tend, and harvest those winning roots so you can look forward to a bumper harvest.
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Retro Advertising Thermometer

Official thermometer of The Old Farmer’s Almanac! Made in the USA from metal.

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Which Trees and Shrubs Attract Birds?
Which Trees and Shrubs Attract Birds?

Which trees and shrubs attract birds? See our handy chart which lists which birds like which trees and shrubs—for both food and shelter! From cardinals to robins, you’ll see what your feathered friends find most appealing for feasting and their nests!
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Tree of Life Indoor/Outdoor Reflective Wall Decoration

Features intricately detailed roots, leaves, branches, and flowers over a backdrop of swirling wind. The finish is very deep and radiant.  

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Growing Wildflowers | Selecting Wildflowers
Growing Wildflowers | Selecting Wildflowers

Interested in growing wildflowers? Fall and spring are great times to plant a new wildflower meadow or renovate an old patch! Here’s are five of our favorite national wildflowers as well as lists of wildflowers by region—plus tips on how to select wildflowers for your yard and ...
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Kaleidoscope Wind Spinner

Highly reflective and colorful, this American-made dragonfly will pulse and shimmer with each turn and the Sun’s help.

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Spinach-Strawberry Salad
Spinach-Strawberry Salad

Not your usual spinach salad, but a winning combination of strawberries and spinach tossed with a crunchy sweet-sour poppy-seed dressing.

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Color-Infused Metal Garden Stake

A brilliant seven-step color infusion process produces a gorgeous interplay of color on a reflective metallic finish. 

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