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Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, September 19, 2018

nothing gold

Nature’s first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf’s a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay
.
–Robert Frost (1874–1963)

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Asters: Stars of 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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How to Freeze and Dry Herbs
How to Freeze and Dry Herbs

Don’t waste those fresh garden herbs! Freezing herbs is easy; there’s no need to blanch. Or, some herbs can simply be air-dried or dried in a dehydrator. Here’s how to freeze and dry herbs—as well as which herbs are best for freezing versus drying.
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Vern Ader's Weed Spinner

Finally, it’s fun and easy to weed!  The Weed Spinner is an innovative drill-driven weed removal bit that spins out weeds and their roots in one whirling motion.The action is fast and the result is very satisfying! What’s more, there’s no kneeling, bending, or getting your hands dirty. Weeds don’t stand a chance!

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Predicting Weather Using a Persimmon Seed
Predicting Weather Using a Persimmon Seed

According to traditional weather folklore, you can predict winter weather with a persimmon seed. Here’s how to do it! Plus, enjoy recipes for persimmon pudding and persimmon bread.
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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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Garden Patch Potato Salad
Garden Patch Potato Salad

Move over, traditional potato salads, here comes Garden Patch Potato Salad!

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Sun Face Kinetic Wind Stake

Bring dramatic excitement to your garden with this extra-large kinetic wind stake featuring a 32-inch-wide Sun fan. Beautifully hand-painted metal Sun rays dazzle as the double-blade design spins in opposite directions, creating a mesmerizing effect. Video of the wind stake in action is available.

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Beekeeping 101: Planning for Honey Bees
Beekeeping 101: Planning for Honey Bees

If you’ve decided to move forward with raising bees, let’s get down to business: Know beekeeping rules and regulations, choose the right location for your hives, and make sure you have the right habitat.  Here are answers to your practical questions.
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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.

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