20 self-sowing flowers, meteor shower season!, plan a fall garden

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Daily Newsletter for Sunday, August 4, 2019

cotton

Summertime
And the living is easy
Fish are jumpin'
And the cotton is high
.
–DuBose Heyward (1885–1940)

 

Sunday, August 4, 2019
216th day of the year


Roger Clemens (baseball player) was born on this day in 1962.
Melvyn Douglas (actor) died on this day in 1981.


 
The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Gardening Calendar
 
Self-Sowing Flowers

Discover 20 Self-Sowing Flowers!
Many flowers reseed themselves! Here’s a list of over 20 annual and perennial flowers that you can plant once and enjoy for years. And if you are busy deadheading your flowers—stop! Take a look at the seed heads you are cutting off.
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Plan a Fall Veggie Garden

Fall Vegetable Garden Planning: Choosing the Best Plants for Autumn Growing
Plan a fall vegetable garden! See how to choose the best plants for autumn timing—and more fall garden planning tips.
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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?  
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Meteor Shower Season!

Meteor Shower Calendar 2019
When is the next meteor shower? See the Almanac’s 2019 Meteor Shower Calendar for the dates of all the principal meteor showers, plus meteor shower viewing tips.
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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Engagement Calendar

A highly useful daily planner full of humor and useful advice. It’s an indispensable tool for managing your life and keeping yourself organized. Includes plenty of room for jotting down appointments and notes.  
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Fried Green Tomatoes

Fried Green Tomatoes

Is there anything better than a handful (or two) of crispy fried green tomatoes? Check out a time-tested and beloved recipe for the Southern staple.

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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Gardening Calendar

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Your August Horoscope

Monthly Horoscope for August 2019
Here’s your horoscope for August 2019. If you follow the ancient practice of astrology, see the month’s at-a-glance predictions for all 12 zodiac signs. Take a gander at what’s in store for you.
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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.
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