Rhododendrons, May horoscope, chocolate cake

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

Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, May 9, 2018

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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)

 
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Rhododendrons and Azaleas
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 Compost: Hot and Cold Methods
How to Start Composting

How to Compost: Hot and Cold Methods
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Shade Garden and Plant Shade Definitions
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.

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Coffee-Chocolate Cake
The Secret Ingredient Makes This

Coffee-Chocolate Cake

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

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Monthly Horoscope for May 2018
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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