Three sisters, Japanese beetles, baking soda

Daily Newsletter for Monday, July 16, 2018

delphinium

this is the garden: colours come and go, 
frail azures fluttering from night's outer wing 
strong silent greens serenely lingering, 
absolute lights like baths of golden snow. 
this is the garden: pursed lips do blow 
upon cool flutes within wide glooms, and sing 
(of harps celestial to the quivering string) 
invisible faces hauntingly and slow
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–e. e. cummings (1894–1962)

Monday, July 16, 2018
197th day of the year


Will Ferrell (actor) was born on this day in 1967.
Charles W. Sweeney (pilot of the U.S. bomber that dropped the atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan, in the last days of World War II) died on this day in 2004.


 
2019 Calendars > Learn More
 
The Three Sisters

The Three Sisters: Corn, Beans, and Squash
Corn, beans, and squash are called the “three sisters.” Native Americans always inter-planted this trio because they thrive together, much like three inseparable sisters. Here’s how to plant a three sisters garden.
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The Old Farmer's Almanac All-Natural Insect Repellent

This DEET-free, extra-strength bug spray will effectively repel ticks, fleas, mosquitoes, blackflies, yellow flies, chiggers, and other pesky, biting bugs!
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$9.97
 
Japanese Beetle Plants

Japanese Beetles: Best and Worst Plants
Although Japanese beetles have a wide range of favorite foods, some plants are more appealing to them than others. Here's a list of the best and worst plants to keep when dealing with Japanese beetles.
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The 2019 Old Farmer's Almanac

Includes a free hole for hanging up in your outhouse! String not included.
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$7.95
 
Confetti Rice Salad

Confetti Rice Salad

Plain rice gets dressed up in this recipe for Confetti Rice Salad.

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2019 Almanac Desk and Wall Calendars

The most coveted stocking stuffers in the history Christmas! 
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$9.99-$14.99
 
Manners from Days Past

Victorian Era Etiquette and Manners
There were countless rules of social manners and etiquette during the Victorian Era, though they now may seem a bit old-fashioned.
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Almanac Barn Night Light

The roof features The Old Farmer’s Almanac logo in a way reminiscent of the painted barn advertisements of the early to mid–20th century for soft drinks and roadside attractions.
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$16.95