Perseid Meteor Shower peaks, dahlias, freezing peppers

Daily Newsletter for Monday, August 12, 2019

lime

Ah in the thunder air how still the trees are!
And the lime-tree, lovely and tall, 
every leaf silent hardly looses even a last breath of perfume

–D.H. Lawrence (1885–1930)

 

Monday, August 12, 2019
224th day of the year


Peter Krause (actor) was born on this day in 1965.
Lauren Bacall (actress) died on this day in 2014.


 
The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac
 
Perseids Peak

Perseid Meteor Shower
The annual Perseid meteor shower, which peaks August 12 to 13, is one of the greatest meteor shower events of the year. Find out when to watch for the 2019 Perseid Meteor Shower!
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Caring for Dahlias

Dahlias
2019 is the Year of the Dahlia! These colorful, spiky, daisy-like flowers bloom from midsummer right through first frost, when many other plants are past their best. Plant bulbs in the springtime and prepare to be wowed! Learn more about dahlias, growing tips, and new varieties.
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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac

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Peach Jam Recipe

Peach Jam

When you think of jam, it is probably strawberries or blueberries that come to mind. But homemade Peach Jam is an outstanding sweet treat!

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How to Freeze Peppers

Freezing Peppers
Peppers are such a lovely fruit. They come in many different colors, sizes and hotness. Plus, they’re easy to freeze to use all winter. See how.
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Beekeeping Getting Started

Beekeeping 101: Planning for Honey Bees
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