Labor Day 2020
This year, Labor Day falls on Monday, September 7! Unlike many holidays, Labor Day doesn’t have many rituals associated with it, other than end-of-summer barbecues. So what is Labor Day and why do we celebrate it?
Woolly Bear Caterpillars and Weather Prediction
Woolly bear caterpillars—also calledwoolly worms—have a reputation for being able to forecast the coming winter weather. If their rusty band is wide, then it will be a mild winter. The more black there is, the more severe the winter. Just how true is this weather lore? Learn more...
What is Earthshine?
Ever noticed that you can sometimes see the part of the Moon that isn’t lit up? That’s earthshine! Historically, this is called “the new Moon in the old Moon’s arms.” Learn more about earthshine.
Asters are daisy-like perennials with starry-shaped flower heads that range in color from white to blue to purple. They bring delightful beauty to the garden in late summer and autumn, when many of our summer blooms may be fading. Here’s how to grow asters in your garden!