Jupiter at opposition tonight, pet remedies, sweet corn

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Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, May 8, 2018


My lilac trees are old and tall;
I cannot reach their bloom at all.
They send their perfume over trees
And roofs and streets, to find the bees
–Louise Driscoll (1875–1957)

Tuesday, May 8, 2018
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Tonight! Jupiter at Opposition

Jupiter at Opposition | Closest Approach to Earth
This is Jupiter month! On the night of May 8–9, the Giant Planet will be at its brightest for the entire year as it reaches opposition—meaning Jupiter is opposite the Sun in the Earth’s sky. And one and a half days later, on May 10, Jupiter reaches its closest point to Earth. Here is more viewing information.


Create a Bee-Friendly Garden

Saving the bees isn’t an easy job, but it’s a crucial one, for many reasons. You can create a perfect bee-friendly garden just about anywhere if you know where to start.

Containers for Veggies

Container Gardening with Vegetables
Container gardening is an easy way to grow vegetables, especially when you lack yard space! If you have a small garden or simply a patio, balcony, or rooftop, explore the magical world of gardening in pots!
Glass Sun Catchers

Lots of colors and designs to choose from!

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Growing Sweet Corn

How to Grow Sweet Corn, From Sowing to Harvest
Corn that’s had to travel miles to get to your plate will be past its peak, but cobs that have been picked in your own garden just minutes before cooking deliver a real punch of super sweet taste. FInd out how to grow super sweet corn, from sowing and planting to knowing exactly when it’s time to harvest for the sweetest, tastiest cobs.
Farmhouse Couch Pillows

Choose from many different designs. Perfect for a country-themed home.

Mint Mango Smoothie

Mint Mango Smoothie
Our Mint Mango Smoothie is incredibly refreshing—with only five ingredients. If you’re looking for a healthier snack, here’s a great way to start fresh!
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
Pet Remedies

Home Remedies for Pets
Here are some valuable home remedies for dogs and cats that can keep your pet happy and healthy. From getting rid of fleas to caring for dry skin, let’s get those dog tails wagging and cats purring. 
Bee Happy Dish Towel

Measures 28 inches square and made of cotton for easy care!