Asters, fruit flies, saving seeds, preserving herbs

Daily Newsletter for Monday, August 13, 2018

blue evening

The sun drew off at last his piercing fires.
Over the stale warm air, dull as a pond

And moveless in the grey quieted street,
Blue magic of a summer evening glowed
.
–Lascelles Abercrombie (1881–1938)

Monday, August 13, 2018
225th day of the year


Danny Bonaduce (actor) was born on this day in 1959.
Johnny Pesky (baseball player) died on this day in 2012.


 
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Preserving Herbs

Preserving Herbs
Although I grow many herbs fresh in pots and in my greenhouse for year-round use, I also like to preserve an abundant supply for the long season when nothing grows outdoors. It’s fun and not all that time-consuming.
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The 2019 Old Farmer's Almanac ☼ Bookstore Edition

Includes a FREE 2019 Weather Watcher’s Calendar. That’s a $9.99 value!
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Asters for the Fall Garden

Asters: Stars of the Fall Garden
Summer is winding down but the asters are just getting started, adding splashes of lavender, purple, and pink to the fall garden.
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The 2019 Old Farmer's Almanac Gardening Calendar

Our perennial best-seller for over 40 years! Features original, full-color illustrations.
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Saving Seeds for Replanting

Saving Vegetable and Flower Seeds for Replanting
Saving seeds from your favorite plants and swapping them with friends is one of the best ways to share your love of gardening. Why save seeds?  It can be economical, since a single flower can generate dozens or even hundreds of seeds. And it lets you keep your favorite flowers or crops growing next year!
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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. 
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Plum Crostata

Plum Crostata

A crostata is a free-form pie or tart that is baked on a baking sheet instead of in a pie plate.

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2019 MOON WALL CALENDAR

Want to enjoy the beautiful Moon year-round? Check out our 2019 Moon Wall Calendar that is loaded with amazing lunar lore, facts, and photos!   
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Get Rid of Fruit Flies

How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies
A fruit fly infestation can be a truly annoying experience. Here’s how to get rid of fruit flies, including how to make your own fruit fly trap!
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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Everyday Calendar

Start each day with a tidbit of Almanac fun: weather wisdom, quirky historical facts, useful hints, and time-tested proverbs. Nicely illustrated page-a-day desk calendar.
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