Hurricane names, propagating herbs, gazpacho

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Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, August 15, 2018

lime tree

Ah in the thunder air
how still the trees are!
And the lime-tree, lovely and tall, every leaf silent
hardly looses even a last breath of perfume
–D.H. Lawrence (1885–1930)

Wednesday, August 15, 2018
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Retired Hurricane Names

Retired Atlantic Hurricane Names
Did you know that hurricane names could be retired? Find out why some names are no longer used for Atlantic storms and see the list of hurricane names that have been retired since the 1950s.


Use What the Pros Use

Professional landscapers and arborists rely on ECHO durability every day. Their livelihood depends on their equipment starting and performing every single time. It’s this same reliability you should count on in your own property. Use what the pros use.

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Propagating Herbs

Starting Herbs from Cuttings
Grow new herbs from cuttings easily and for free! Late summer is the perfect time to do this, although cuttings can be taken almost anytime.
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.

The Perfect Summer Soup

Classic Gazpacho

Gazpacho is the quintessential cold summer soup. With all of the fresh flavor and nutrients of raw vegetables, it has aptly been called a liquid salad.

The 2019 Old Farmer's Almanac Gardening Calendar

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

GPS Unplugged!

GPS Unplugged! Map Fun Facts
Relying on satellites and coordinates of latitude and longitude, today’s Global Positioning System  (GPS) has all but eliminated the need for paper maps. Still, printed versions can often reveal interesting anomalies that you won’t find on your dashboard or handheld GPS viewer. Perhaps fun facts like the following can encourage an appreciation of the products of old-fashioned, tried-and-true cartography.
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. 

Rose Potpourri

How to Make Homemade Lavender Rose Potpourri
See how to make a simple, classic flower potpourri recipe. We especially like roses and lavender because both have a calming effect and the scent truly lingers. It’s a wonderful way to sweeten the indoor air. Potpourri also makes a lovely homemade gift. 
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.