Sweet potatoes, blackberry pie, self-sowing flowers

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Daily Newsletter for Monday, August 20, 2018

thistle seeds

Bright, bright, restless bright, through the sun- 
burnt meads, 
Wavers the butterfly ; 
Ever across its path a pilot invisible leads 
A sylphid fleet of the thistle's light and feathery 
seeds, 
And August passeth by.

–Edith Matilda Thomas (1854–1925)

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Discover 20 Self-Sowing Flowers!
Discover 20 Self-Sowing Flowers!
Choose plants that reseed themselves for years of bloom. Here’s our list of 20 annual and perennial flowers that are self-sowing. And if you are busy deadheading your flowers—stop! Take a look at the seed heads you are cutting off. Towards late summer, allow some of the seed heads ...
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Bring Some Balance into Your Garden!

These 8 “infinity” stones, thoughtfully balanced, symbolize safety and hope for a traveler moving along life’s path. As a gift for a friend or in your own garden they show friendship and welcome all who pass by.

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Sweet Potatoes
Sweet Potatoes
Learn how to grow sweet potatoes! A root vegetable with deep orange flesh, delicious sweet potatoes are commonly grown in southern regions as they require four months of warm weather; northern regions can have success with select varieties. Here’s how to plant, care for, and harvest sweet potatoes!
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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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Planting Vegetables for a Fall Harvest
Planting Vegetables for a Fall Harvest
Summer is still at its peak, but the days are getting shorter and fall is on the way. Are you planning to continue your harvest into autumn this year? If so, now is the time to get planting. There are so many interesting vegetables that thrive when the weather cools!
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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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Blackberry Cream Cheese Pie
Blackberry Cream Cheese Pie

Try this Blackberry Cream Cheese Pie for a rich and beautiful berry dessert. If you’ve got fresh blackberries, even better!

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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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History of American Cosmetics
History of American Cosmetics
The history of cosmetics is a fascinating one, as standards of beauty have changed significantly over the last few centuries. In fact, it was not unusual for upper-class gentlemen to wear makeup or wigs. 
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