Apple tree care, butterfly bush, freshest blueberry pie

This is an archived issue of our Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Monday, August 6, 2018

water lilies

Buttercup nodded and said good-bye,
Clover and daisy went off together,
But the fragrant water lilies lie
Yet moored in the golden August weather

–Celia Thaxter (1835–94)

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About Butterfly Bushes

Butterfly Bush
The butterfly bush (Buddleia davidii) is a beautiful, fast-growing, deciduous shrub with masses of blossoms—long, spiked trusses—that bloom from summer to autumn.
Apple Tree Care

Many gardeners dream of growing their own juicy apples. However, growing fruit takes long-term committment—from pruning apple trees for good form to pest control—for success. Here’s our expert advice on planting, growing, and harvesting apples.
The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac ☼ Collector's Edition

Special hardcover edition with new, useful, and entertaining matter! Also featuring astronomical tables, tides, holidays, eclipses, and weather forecasts for all 18 regions of the United States.
Weather Lore by the Month

Weather Lore Calendar
We’re big fans of weather folklore, proverbs, and sayings! So, we’ve created a Weather Lore Calendar just for you—with folklore for every month of the year!
The 2019 Old Farmer's Almanac Weather Watcher's Calendar

For those who like to keep an eye on the sky! Dramatic images of fantastic weather phenomena. 
Freshest Pie Ever Recipe

The Freshest Blueberry Pie Ever Recipe
This open-faced blueberry pie is an outstanding summer pie that lets the true flavor of fresh blueberries shine! It comes together in minutes—and the fresh taste is divine. 
The 2019 Old Farmer's Almanac Gardening Calendar

Our perennial best-seller for over 40 years! Features original, full-color illustrations.
Myths About Hair

Fun Facts and Myths about Hair
Curious about your crowning glory? Here are some fun facts and myths about hair, including hair growth, hair color, and hair styles.
All-Natural, DEET-Free Insect Repellent

The Old Farmer’s Almanac name is on the bottle. If it doesn’t effectively repel ticks, mosquitoes, blackflies, chiggers, and other biting bugs we will give you your money back!