Flag guidelines, burgers and garden potato salad, a cook's garden

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Daily Newsletter for Sunday, May 26, 2019


And now the Torch and Poppy Red
We wear in honor of our dead.
Fear not that ye have died for naught;
We’ll teach the lesson that ye wrought
In Flanders Fields.

–Moina Michael (1869–1944)


Sunday, May 26, 2019
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U.S. Flag Rules

U.S. Flag Etiquette, Rules, and Guidelines
Many of our readers ask about American flag etiquette and the U.S. Flag Code. Here is a list of rules and guidelines for displaying the American flag and treating it with proper respect.


When you’re tired of the flowers in your container dying

Don’t despair! Meet the simple solution: the Flower Carpet rose. Plunk this beauty into a container and it will last for years! See 6 colorful photos illustrating how easily Flower Carpet works in containers. Never get container-envy again.

A Cook's Garden

A Cook's Garden: Corn, Okra, Shallots
Grow a cook’s garden for fresh tastes on your table! Below we highlight okra, corn, and shallots.
Candlestick Set of 5

This set of 5 candlesticks is made from real textile mill wooden bobbins. Most are between 50 and 100 years old! Add this charming display to your mantel or as part of your dining room tablescape today.

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Make a Self-Watering Pot

How to Make a Self-Watering Plant Pot
When the weather gets very hot, how do you keep up with the watering? Make it easier on yourself and your plants! See our article (with video) on how to make a self-watering container in six steps. 
Lighted Glass Mason Jar

Makes a great centerpiece or accent decoration. Features a 4-hour timer. Requires 2 AAA batteries.

A Great Basic Burger

Basic Burgers

Nothing beats an old-fashioned hamburger, and the best burgers are really quite basic.  

Lobster Rope Doormats

Virtually impervious to wear and water, easy to clean, and excellent at removing dirt and snow! 

Garden Potato Salad

Garden Patch Potato Salad

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

Almanac Barn Night Light

The roof features The Old Farmer’s Almanac logo in a way reminiscent of the painted barn advertisements of the early to mid–20th century for soft drinks and roadside attractions.