Rhododendrons, May horoscope, chocolate cake

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

Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, May 9, 2018

peony bud

Would that thou could'st last for aye,
Merry, ever-merry May!
Made of sun-gleams, shade and showers,
Bursting buds, and breathing flowers.

–William D. Gallagher (1808–94)

Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Find out who was born today.

Rhodys: Year-Round Interest

Rhododendrons and Azaleas
Rhododendrons and azaleas, both from the genus Rhododendron, have long been mainstays of late spring because of their spectacular clusters of showy blooms—plus, large green leaves that often stay green through winter.



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How to Start Composting

How to Compost: Hot and Cold Methods
If you compost, stash a pile of leaves to use as dry material next year. Dry (brown) material is harder to find during the growing season. Learn here about composting to produce rich garden humus—whether you create a hot or active pile or a cold or inactive pile. 
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Shade Garden Plants

Shade Garden and Plant Shade Definitions
There are as many different interpretations of shade garden types as there are books written about shade.
Pigs At Play Indoor/Outdoor Metal Sign

Proudly made on Bainbridge Island, Washington!

The Secret Ingredient Makes This

Coffee-Chocolate Cake

If you are a chocolate AND a coffee lover, try making our Coffee-Chocolate Cake.

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. 

Your May Horoscope

Monthly Horoscope for May 2018
Here’s your monthly horoscope for May 2018. What could be in store for this month? Almanac astrologer Celeste Longacre provides an astrological prediction at a glance for all 12 zodiac signs.
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Official thermometer of The Old Farmer’s Almanac! Made in the USA from metal.