Growing columbine, best plants for window boxes, spectacular strawberry recipes

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Daily Newsletter for Thursday, May 30, 2019


Nothing is so beautiful as Spring—      
When weeds, in wheels, shoot long and lovely and lush;          
Thrush’s eggs look little low heavens, and thrush          
Through the echoing timber does so rinse and wring          
The ear, it strikes like lightnings to hear him sing.

–Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844–89)

Thursday, May 30, 2019
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Fragile but Hardy Perennials!

The perennial columbine (Aquilegia) blooms from mid-spring to early summer. Here’s how to plant and grow columbine flowers in your garden!
Best Flowers for Window Boxes

Best Flowers for Window Boxes
Looking to spruce up your home’s appearance with a window box? Be sure to choose the right plants for your sun exposure! See our lists of flowering window box plants that love sun, as well as those that love shade.
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!

Fresh Strawberry Recipes!

10 Spectacular Strawberry Recipes
There’s nothing like strawberries at the peak of season—juicy, sweet, and ripe! Sure, you can buy strawberries all year-round now, but they’re not as flavorful. Here are 10 super strawberry recipes, from prize-winning strawberry jam to the best strawberry-rhubarb pie.
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.

Sweet Tea or Iced Tea?

How to Make Iced Tea: Tips and Recipes
Is there anything better than drinking cold iced tea on a warm summer’s day? Here are some iced tea–making tips and recipes for you to enjoy!
Kitchen Dish Towels

Discover our large selection of cotton dish towels with country and farmhouse style!

When the Power Goes Out

Surviving Power Outages During a Storm
Summer months bring intense storm systems—and a season of power outages. Don’t wait for the next storm! Be in the know and be prepared.
Bold Kitchen Aprons

MOTHER’S DAY GIFT IDEA! There’s always something cooking at The Old Farmer’s Almanac. When it gets messy, we grab for one of these easy-care cotton aprons.