Perseids this weekend!, espalier, watermelon salad
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Daily Newsletter for Friday, August 10, 2018
When high the sun in noonday glory rides,
Where willows keep the lake's green margin cool,
The speckled trout amid their shadow hides,
And dragonflies haunt every shaded pool.
–Thomas S. Collier (1842–93)
Antonio Banderas (actor) was born on this day in 1960. Isaac Hayes (singer & songwriter) died on this day in 2008.
How to Espalier
How to Espalier: Fruit Trees in Small Spaces
Whether your garden is formal or informal, the addition of an espalier, trained flat against a building wall or fence, is sure to be an eye-catcher. This is especially efficient for fruit trees in small garden spaces.
Turnips Turnips are cool-weather vegetables that can be grown both in spring and fall, avoiding the hot summer months. They mature very rapidly and you can enjoy both the greens and the roots. Try this ancient root vegetable that’s been grown for over 3,000 years.
Meteor Shower Calendar 2019
When is the next meteor shower? See the Almanac’s 2019 Meteor Shower Calendar for the dates of all the principal meteor showers. Plus, we offer viewing tips about how to catch a shooting star!
Nicely illustrated page-a-day desk calendar that makes a great stocking stuffer! Start each day with a tidbit of Almanac fun: weather wisdom, quirky historical facts, useful hints, and time-tested proverbs.