Raise the flag, fruit flies, birthday paradox, 10 watering tips

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

Daily Newsletter for Thursday, June 14, 2018

wedding bouquet of roses

Mine is the Month of Roses; yes and mine
The Month of Marriages! All pleasant sights
And scents, the fragrance of the blossoming vine,
The foliage of the valleys and the heights
.
–Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807–82)

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U.S. Flag Etiquette, Rules, and Guidelines
U.S. Flag Etiquette, Rules, and Guidelines
Many of our readers ask about American flag etiquette and the U.S. Flag Code. Here is a list of rules and guidelines for displaying the American flag and treating it with proper respect.
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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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10 Smart Watering Tips for a Healthy Garden
Watering at the right time, in the right place, and using the right methods can make a big difference in how much water your garden needs. See our article (with video demo) listing our 10 tried-and-tested tips for saving water in the garden.
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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. Includes a space to personalize the book with a “To” and “From” section on the first page.

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How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies
How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies
In the kitchen, a fruit fly infestation can be a truly annoying experience. Here’s how to get rid of fruit flies, including how to make your own fruit fly trap!
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Wine Bottle Lights

Create ambient lighting from an empty wine bottle! Choose a bottle from a special celebration or because of its interesting shape and color. 

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The June Bride | June Wedding Ideas
The June Bride | June Wedding Ideas
“For they say when you marry in June, you’re a bride all your life.”  Historically, June was the month of marriage. We’ll explain why—plus, share some June wedding ideas!
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Bee Brand Tote

One side of this cotton bag resembles a vintage seed sack and the other has busy bees.

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