Lyrid meteors, bee houses, natural landscaping

This is an archived issue of our Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Friday, April 20, 2018

Sun and Earth

While the bright radient sun in centre glows,
The earth in annual motion round it goes;
At the same time on its own axis reels,
And gives us change of seasons as it wheels

–The 1793 Old Farmer's Almanac (title page of Vol. 1, No. 1)

Friday, April 20, 2018
110th day of the year

Don Mattingly (baseball player) was born on this day in 1961.
Dorothy Height (civil rights activist; she stood on the platform with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during his historic "I Have a Dream" speech) died on this day in 2010.

Lyrid Meteors This Weekend

Meteor Shower Calendar 2019
When is the next meteor shower? See the Almanac’s 2019 Meteor Shower Calendar for the dates of all the principal meteor showers, plus meteor shower viewing tips.
The Old Farmer’s Almanac 2018 Gardener’s Special

The Special Way to a Great Garden! SAVE 20% over buying separately (over $6 off!). Also, get a FREE Gardening Calendar if you order today ($9.99 value). NEW Garden Guide NEW The Gift of Gardening Gardening Notebook
Roasted Carrots and Parsnips

Honey-Glazed Carrots and Parsnips

Honey-Glazed Carrots and Parsnips make for a simple but excellent combination.

Red Mercury Lantern

Also available in BLUE and CHAMPAGNE!
Bee Houses Improve Pollination!

Bee Houses for Native Solitary Bees
What’s the secret to enjoying more blooms and greater harvests? Pollination! To increase the pollination of your garden plants, consider getting a backyard bee house for native solitary bees, such as mason bees and leafcutter bees.
Local Farmers' Market Tote

Save 30% while supplies last! Features long and short handles for convenience. Plus, a two-sided design and small interior pocket.
Eco-Friendly Gardening

10 Ways You Can Help Pollinators in Your Backyard
Insects are responsible for one out of every three bites of food. With new reports showing pollinators remain in steep decline, let’s get straight to what we can do about it. Fortunately, it’s been proven that regular homeowners can achieve a great deal! Here are 10 ideas to help pollinators from home—from simply adding wildflowers to decreasing pesticides.
Extra-Handy Lazy Susan

Spins effortlessly, won’t tip, and holds a lot! Handcrafted in America by a 150-year-old basket company. Constructed with tough Appalachian white ash and brass nails. 
More Natural Landscaping

10 Tips for Native Plant Landscaping
Native plants is a surefire route to a stable, low-maintenance, carefree garden. Here are our 10 native landscaping tips.  Go native!
Family Roots Wall Art

This brilliant and highly reflective 16-inch metal art piece was laser-cut from rugged steel and then powder-coated for rust resistance and durability. Handcrafted with a 7-step metallic deep color infusion process and features a unique swirl pattern that creates an additional layer of dimension and interest.