Mulching pros and cons, blueberry pancakes, trellises

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Daily Newsletter for Sunday, May 13, 2018

mama and baby

"A mother's love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dates all things and crushes downn remorselessly all that stands in its path." 

–Agatha Christie (1890–1976)

Sunday, May 13, 2018
133rd day of the year

Darius Rucker (musician) was born on this day in 1966.
Doris Day (singer & actress) died on this day in 2019.

Moon Shiners
Pros and Cons of Mulch

Mulching Guide: Benefits of Mulch
Mulching is a common gardening practice with many benefits. But using mulch incorrectly can have the opposite effect. Here’s how to mulch a garden—and get the most out of mulching.
The Old Farmer’s Almanac Gardening Notebook

A gardener’s most useful tool is knowledge from past seasons. Don’t rely on sticky notes or memory! You’ll love our beautiful Gardening Notebook with its waterproof cover—easy to bring to the garden. Keep records so you know when pests arrive and when to put preventative controls in place to avoid damage. Also, track what blossoms when, first and last frost dates, what was planted where, what worked, favorite varieties, what you want to move, and other notes. 
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Trellis and Plant Supports

Building Trellises and Supports for Climbing Vegetables
If you’re growing climbing peas, beans, cucumbers, or other vining plants, you’ll need to build supports to help them grow skyward. Providing support also means you can pack more sprawling plants, such as squashes and melons, into your space by training them upward instead. Here’s how to build supports for your climbing veggies!
Bring Mom Flowers

Flower Meanings: The Language of Flowers
Before you select a bouquet, check out the flower meanings from The Old Farmer’s Almanac!  While most of us know that red roses symbolize love, did you realize that most plants, herbs, and flowers have centuries-old symbolic meanings? Some flowers mean friendship; others symbolize love; yet others represent loss. Here’s our full list of flower meanings.
Kaleidoscope Wind Spinner

Features a deep and highly reflective finish that hypnotically pulses with each breeze! Made in the USA to last.
Mom's Meat Loaf

Mom's Meat Loaf

For some people, meat loaf is a “backup” meal when there’s nothing else in the house or you need to bring an easy meal to friends or family.

Kitchen Dish Towels

Discover our large selection of cotton dish towels with country and farmhouse style!
Best Blueberry Pancakes

Blueberry Sour Cream Pancakes

If you have fresh blueberries available, we highly recommend you try these Blueberry Sour Cream Pancakes.

The Gift of Gardening

The Gift of Gardening is a lovely illustrated book filled with inspirational quotes and interesting facts harvested from The Old Farmer’s Almanac. It is perfect for the garden enthusiast.