Phlox, May bright planets, sunflower tower

This is an archived issue of our Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Monday, May 6, 2019

flower fairy

Then came fair May, the fairest maid on ground,
Decked all with dainties of her season's pride,
And throwing flowers out of her lap around:
Upon two brethren's shoulders she did ride,
The twins of Leda; which on either side
Supported her like to their sovereign queen.
Lord! how all creatures laughed, when her they spied,
And leaped and danced as they had ravished been!
And Cupid self about her fluttered all in gree
–Edmund Spenser (1552–99)


Plant a Sunflower Tower

Plant a Sunflower House
Plant a sunflower house! Having your sunflower tower is great for the birds and also just a fun activity to introduce kids to gardening. You’ll be blooming sprouts of sunshine in no time!


Flavorful Gardening

Showcase your home-grown asparagus when you dress it with fragrant rosemary mixed with potatoes and peppers for a wholesome garden fresh side. You can add minced garlic and chicken to achieve a gorgeous, flavorful main dish.
Growing Phlox

Phlox are perennials and a favorite choice—from ground cover blooming in early spring to the tall phlox blooming in mid- to late summer. Learn more about how to grow and care for your phlox.


This Is What A Single Diet Soda Drink Does

  If you consume soda or know anyone who does, then this is affecting you directly. 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. Watch the video to learn more about how these diet foods may be harming you or your loved ones.
May's Bright Planets

Night Sky for May 2019
Welcome the Almanac Sky Watch for May 2019!  We’re here to help backyard stargazers navigate the night sky—from bright planets to constellations.
All-Natural, DEET-Free Insect Repellent

The Old Farmer’s Almanac name is on the bottle. If it doesn’t effectively repel ticks, mosquitoes, blackflies, chiggers, and other biting bugs we will give you your money back!
Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

You can call these muffins, or you can call them cupcakes.

Dishwasher-Safe Bamboo Cutting Board with Rooster

This handy cutting board sports a hole in the corner—just like The Old Farmer’s Almanac itself. 
Listen to a Hummingbird

Bird Sounds: Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Listen to the bird sounds of the Ruby-throated Hummingbird. What may sound like a bee is the hum of a tiny bird beating its wings about 53 times a second!
Vern Ader's Weed Spinner

Finally, it’s fun and easy to weed!  What’s more, dandelions don’t stand a chance! 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.