This is an archived issue of our Almanac.com Companion email newsletter.
Daily Newsletter for Monday, July 16, 2018
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.
–e. e. cummings (1894–1962)
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.
The Three Sisters
The Three Sisters: Corn, Beans, and Squash
Did you know that corn, beans, and squash are called the “three sisters”? A number of Native American tribes interplanted this trio because they thrive together, much like three inseparable sisters. Here’s how to plant a three sisters garden.
Japanese Beetles: Best and Worst Plants
Although Japanese beetles are known to feed on more than 300 types of plants, some are more appealing to them than others! Here’s a list of the best and worst plants to grow when dealing with Japanese beetles.