Pruning and shaping shrubs properly, 10 ways to celebrate mom, brunch ideas

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

Daily Newsletter for Friday, May 10, 2019

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May is bee in blossom,
May is birds a-nesting,
May is picking violets on a hill;
May is young and twenty,
May is Sunday-besting,
May is eager Jack and willing Jill
.

—The Old Farmer's Almanac, 1961

 

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Pruning 101: A Guide to Pruning Trees and Shrubs
Pruning 101: A Guide to Pruning Trees and Shrubs
Do you know how to prune correctly? Pruning directly benefits the health and visual appeal of shrubs and trees. Learn why to do it, how to do it, and when to do it.
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Mother's Day 2021
Mother's Day 2021
In 2021, Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 9. A day to honor mothers has existed for as long as, well, there have been mothers. How can we give extra recognition to moms, especially if we’re apart? Check out 10 really creative (and virtual) ideas for celebrating your Mom—who simply wants to spend...
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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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Nana's Funny Cake recipe
Nana's Funny Cake recipe

Nana’s Funny Cake is the perfect dessert for a family gathering or weekend party. The pie crust adds a unique twist to a traditional cake recipe. This cake has a delicious chocolatey layer on the bottom and a crunchy chocolate layer on top.

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Tick Removal Tool

The best tick remover is the one that is easy to carry and always with you! This safe tick removal tool attaches to key chains, leashes, and backpacks. Made in the USA from high-strength aluminum that won’t break or bend. Sold as 3-pack for spares and sharing.

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Spring Brunch Recipes
Spring Brunch Recipes
Strawberry crepes, lemon pancakes, frittata, chocolate waffles, quiche? We’ve cooked up 15 scrumptious brunch recipes to make on the weekend! This is also our go-to list for birthday breakfasts, Mother’s Day, and other special occasions. Then again, why wait?  Check out the warm and toasty brunch...
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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!

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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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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. 

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