Dog Days bright and clear, indicate a happy year;
But when accompanied by rain, for better times our hopes are in vain.
Coneflowers Coneflowers, also known as Echinacea, are tough little native flowers that draw butterflies, bees, and birds to the garden! Here’s how to grow this American native—and important tips on plant care, from deadheading to cutting back in June.
What Are Perihelion and Aphelion? Did you know that Earth reaches its farthest point from the Sun about two weeks after the June solstice? This year, it happens on July 5! We call this point in Earth’s orbit around the Sun “aphelion.” Interestingly, we’re closest to our fiery star in the winter and farthest away in the hot summer....
15 Picnic Recipes for Sunny Days! This year, pack a picnic and make some memories! We’ve got some delicious portable picnic food ideas—bean and potato salads, chicken salads, and fun sandwiches. Plus, we have summery drinks and yummy picnic desserts, including our best brownies.