Fall-planted bulbs chart by zone, planting trees, candy apples

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Daily Newsletter for Friday, September 27, 2019

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Autumn has caught us in our summer wear.
–Philip Larkin (1922–86)

Friday, September 27, 2019
270th day of the year


Shaun Cassidy (singer) was born on this day in 1958.
William Safire (political columnist, language maven) died on this day in 2009.


 
The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac
 
Fall Bulb Chart by Zone

Planting Fall Bulbs for Spring Flowers
If you still have unplanted spring bulbs, it’s better to get them in the ground. Some bulbs, such as tulips, will perform well even if planted late. See our handy spring bulb chart with hardiness zones, depth, and spacing for all your fall-planted bulbs.
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Planting Trees Right

Tree-Planting Tips for Fall
From a tree’s point of view, fall is an excellent planting time—even better than spring. Many nurseries dig bare-root plants in the fall, sell some, and store the remainder through winter. Such plants are fresher in the fall, and the selection is better. Here’s everything you need to know about choosing and planting a tree!
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Bold Kitchen Aprons

There’s always something cooking at The Old Farmer’s Almanac. When it gets messy, we grab for one of these easy-care cotton aprons.
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$24.99
 
Happy Birthday, Libra!

Libra Zodiac Sign
Happy Birthday, Libra! The Zodiac Sign for Libra (September 23 to October 23) is represented by the symbol of the scales, representing balance and justice.
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Vermont Weather Station

Measures temperature and humidity with an easy-to-read scale. Available in both brass and copper. A handsome and practical addition to your kitchen window.
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$39.97
 
Caramel Apples

Caramel-Covered Apples

All you need are three ingredients for easy caramel apples! These are a tried-and-true favorite treat in the fall, especially around Halloween.

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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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How to Dry Tomatoes

How to Oven-Dry Tomatoes
Dried tomatoes add color and flavor to salads, pizza, soups, pesto, and sauces. Paste types work best, as they have less water.
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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Gardening Calendar

Our perennial best-seller for over 40 years! Makes a great gardener gift!
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