How Valentine's Day got started, quotes, rose growing

This is an archived issue of our Almanac.com Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Thursday, February 14, 2019

one red rose

True love begins when nothing is looked for in return.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery (1900–44)

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Valentine's Day 2021: What Is the Real Meaning of Valentine's Day?
Valentine's Day 2021: What Is the Real Meaning of Valentine's Day?
Valentine’s Day is Sunday, February 14! Do you know the real story behind Valentine’s Day? This ancient marking of agricultural and human fertility has a surprising history. Discover the meaning of Valentine’s Day, why it’s celebrated on February 14, some fun ideas, and a poem to add to that (...
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This Is What A Single Diet Soda Drink Does

If you consume soda or know anyone who does, then this is affecting you directly. For years, Big Soda companies have been handing out millions of dollars in an attempt to prove that their drinks are safe. But this goes beyond just soda. It turns out there are THREE OTHER DANGEROUS FOODS that are being marketed as “health foods.” These foods may be harming you from the inside, and they could be the reason why you are not losing weight, no matter what you have tried. So please watch this shocking presentation before it’s too late…

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Roses
Roses
Our Roses Growing Guide covers everything you need to know—from planting to deadheading the blooms to pruning. We also share our recommendations on the best types of roses to grow, as well as tips on controlling common rose pests such as Japanese beetles.
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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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Flower Meanings: The Language of Flowers
Flower Meanings: The Language of Flowers
What does each flower symbolize? Which flowers represent love, hope, healing, loss, and good luck? See the Almanac’s complete list of Flower Meanings. Whether you are picking out a flower bouquet for Mother’s Day or a wedding or planting a garden, discover the secret language of ...
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Support Your Local Farmers Tote Bag
This sturdy cotton canvas bag features The Old Farmer’s Almanac 1792 logo on one side and the message “Support Your Local Farmers” on the other. Made in the USA. 
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Toll House Pie
Toll House Pie

This Toll House Pie recipe is an easy one that everyone loves. It tastes like a giant chocolate chip cookie. Go all the way and serve it warm with a scoop of ice cream.

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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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How to Find Your Perfect Mate
How to Find Your Perfect Mate
Herewith, from science and folklore, are more than 20 sure-fire techniques for finding your love and perfect mate. Yes, folks, this is the way to get the guy or girl of your dreams!
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Large Wooden Matchboxes

Choose from many different bold designs! Each matchbox is about the size of a deck of playing cards and contains 50 wooden matches with color-coordinated tips.

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