Zinnia care, ponytail palms, praying mantis!

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Daily Newsletter for Monday, July 29, 2019


Some gaudy prince has stayed here overnight:
For look, the roadside gleams in splendor bright
With gold-embroidered plumes that decked his train,
While stars of purple amethyst, like rain,
Have fallen from his robes.

–James Berry Bensel (1856–86)

Monday, July 29, 2019
210th day of the year

Martina McBride (singer) was born on this day in 1966.
Tom Snyder (talk show host) died on this day in 2007.

The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac
Growing Zinnias

Zinnias are one of the easiest flowers to grow, as they grow quickly and bloom heavily. Zinnia flowers can create a massive burst of color in your garden, so consider trying them this year!


Diet Expert Tells All: "It's Like A Powerwash For Your Insides"

Millions of Americans suffer from low energy, digestive discomfort, and trouble losing weight. Many also are on the road to serious heart problems. According to Dr. Steven Gundry, one of the top cardiothoracic surgeons in the world, all these issues can be addressed by doing one simple thing.
Caring for Ponytail Palms

Ponytail Palms
Ponytail palms are a unique-looking, long-lived indoor plant that thrives on benign neglect. They are very easy to grow, provided you don’t overwater them! Here’s how to grow and care for a ponytail palm in your home.
The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac

Detailed weather forecasts for 18 regions of the U.S., gardening and growing, food and recipes, astronomy, tides, home remedies, trends, handy tips & techniques, history, plus lots of humor—what’s not to like?  
Fantastic Farro Salad

Farro Salad With Basil and Feta

Farro, an ancient grain, is cropping up on menus everywhere and can be found in grocery and health food stores.

The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Country Calendar

Scenic photographs, country musings, fun facts, humor, and advice. Plus best days to fish, plant, set eggs, harvest crops, and cut hay.
Eating to Feel Happier

Can What We Eat Affect How We Feel?
Sure, we all know that what we eat is important for our physical health. But can healthier eating really help us manage stress better, alleviate depression, and just feel better about ourselves? 
The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Moon Calendar

Loaded with stunning photos, lunar lore, and more! 
All About Praying Mantises

Praying Mantis: Predators of the Garden
Praying mantids are insects that have fascinated humans for centuries with their odd shape. They are also a master predator of the garden. Learn praying mantis facts and folklore.
The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Weather Watcher's Calendar

For those who like to keep an eye on the sky! Features dramatic photography, weather proverbs, historical weather events, trivia, and more.