Cosmos, ants on peonies, sun exposure

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

Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, May 30, 2018

ocean

With constant motion as the moments guide,
Behold in running life the rolling tide!
For none can stem by art, or stop by power
The flowing ocean, or the fleeing hour.
 
–The Old Farmer's Almanac (1827)

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The UV Index Scale
The UV Index Scale
Are you playing it safe in the sun? The standardized UV index scale tells you how quickly your skin will burn without protection. Check out the UV Index and the latest UV forecast for your area!
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Ants on Peony Flowers: An Enduring Myth
Ants on Peony Flowers: An Enduring Myth
It is a myth that peonies require ants to bloom by “tickling the buds” to help the flowers open. Peonies and ants do have a mutually-beneficial relationship, but it’s not quite what you may think. Here’s the story about peonies and ants—plus, tips on how to bring peonies indoors without the ants.
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Moon Shiners Sun-Powered Mason Jar Lids

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Cosmos
Cosmos
Cosmos are annual flowers with colorful, daisy-like flowers that sit atop long, slender stems. Blooming throughout the summer months, they attract birds, bees, and butterflies to your garden. Growing easily from seeds, cosmos even survive in poor soil conditions! Here’s how to grow cosmos.
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Farm Sweet Farm Jumbo Coffee Mugs

Large, double-sided, dishwasher-safe mugs. Each mug includes a generously-sized hole that allows coffee to pour out when the mug is tilted.

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Strawberry-Rhubarb Soup
Strawberry-Rhubarb Soup

Our chilled Strawberry-Rhubarb Soup pairs tangy rhubarb and sweet strawberries for a refreshing spring or summer starter. 

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Vern Ader's Weed Spinner

Finally, it’s fun and easy to weed!  The Weed Spinner is an innovative drill-driven weed removal bit that spins out weeds and their roots in one whirling motion.The action is fast and the result is very satisfying! What’s more, there’s no kneeling, bending, or getting your hands dirty. Weeds don’t stand a chance!

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Poison Ivy in the Garden
Poison Ivy in the Garden
Got poison ivy in your own garden? As a gardener myself, I feel your pain! Here are my tips on how to get rid of poison ivy in the garden and yard.
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Christmas Aprons

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