Lyrid meteors, bee houses, natural landscaping

This is an archived issue of our Almanac.com 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)

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Meteor Shower Calendar 2021: When Is the Next Meteor Shower?
Meteor Shower Calendar 2021: When Is the Next Meteor Shower?

When is the next meteor shower? Our Meteor Shower Calendar for 2021 has dates for all the principal meteor showers—plus viewing tips from The Old Farmer’s Almanac. Catch a shooting star!
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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
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Honey-Glazed Carrots and Parsnips
Honey-Glazed Carrots and Parsnips

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

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Red Mercury Lantern

Buy 2 or more and get $2.00 off each while supplies last. Includes 10 lights and a 6-hour timer. Takes 2 AA batteries.

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Bee Houses for Native Solitary Bees
Bee Houses for Native Solitary Bees

Build a native bee house to enjoy more blooms and greater harvests! Similar to bird houses, bee houses are meant to increase the pollination of your garden plants by the super-pollinating solitary bees, such as mason bees and leafcutter bees. Learn more here.
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Local Farmers' Market Tote

Features long and short handles for convenience. Plus, a two-sided design and small interior pocket.

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10 Ways You Can Help Pollinators in Your Backyard
10 Ways You Can Help Pollinators in Your Backyard

With more reports showing that pollinators are 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 planting a pollinator strip of flowers to choosing...
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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. 

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10 Tips for Native Plant 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!
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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. 

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