Mine is the Month of Roses; yes, and mine
The Month of Marriages! All pleasant sights
And scents, the fragrance of the blossoming vine,
The foliage of the valleys and the heights.
Mine are the longest days, the loveliest nights. The mower’s scythe makes music to my ear;
I am the mother of all dear delights;
I am the fairest daughter of the year.
–Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807–82)
Summer Solstice 2021: The First Day of Summer In 2021, the June solstice occurs on Sunday, June 20, marking the start of summer in the Northern Hemisphere. Here’s everything you should know about the summer solstice—what it means, why it’s the longest day of the year, and how to celebrate.
Are you harming your dog by feeding them the wrong food? There are 3 dangerous ingredients that no dog should ever eat, and if you are giving them to your dog then you might be slowly harming it. Click here to find out these harmful ingredients.
Native Bees: The Best Pollinators for Your Garden June 21 to 27, 2021, is Pollinator Week, an annual event to support pollinator health. The super-pollinators of the garden are … native bees! While honey bees have their place, it’s our native solitary bees—such as mason bees and leafcutter bees—which are critical to growing food...
Avoid Gardener Aches, Pains, and Injury The smell of Bengay and Icy Hot mixed with bug spray is a sure sign that the gardening season is in full swing. Yes, cases of “gardener’s back” or “weeder’s wrist” or “pruner’s neck” are going around. Here’s how to avoid the hazards of gardening!
Summer Recipes: Make the Most of the Food in Season Enjoy these classic summer recipes before summer’s over! Think juicy tomatoes, ripe melons, tender zucchini, and so much more! See some of our favorites such as plum crostata, watermelon-cucumber salad, peach and tomato salsa, pickled peppers, tomato sauce, grilled Mexican sweet corn, caprese...
Detailed weather forecasts for the entire U.S., gardening and growing, food and recipes, astronomy, tides, home remedies, trends, handy tips, history, plus lots of humor—what’s not to like?
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Preserving Your Harvest Safely Millions of Americans will can, freeze, dry, pickle, and ferment the abundance of summer fruits and vegetables from their home gardens and local farms. Here are a few things you should keep in mind to keep your hard-earned harvest safe to eat.