What is gardening by the Moon?, Christine's garden, German pancakes

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Daily Newsletter for Sunday, February 9, 2020

snow house

On the wind in February
Snowflakes float still,
Half inclined to turn to rain,
Nipping, dripping, chill.

–Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830–94)

Sunday, February 9, 2020
40th day of the year

Travis Tritt (country music singer) was born on this day in 1963.
Walter Fredrick Morrison (inventor of the Frisbee) died on this day in 2010.

Vegetable Gardener's Handbook
German Pancake Recipe

German Pancakes

Treat yourself to some delightful German Pancakes for breakfast, lunch, or brunch.

Vegetable Gardener’s Handbook

All You Need to Know to Grow! After inspiring and instructing gardeners for 227 years, we have created a single “how to garden” reference book that includes all of our expertise.
Ever Seen Clouds With Colors?

Iridescent Clouds and Rainbow Colors
Ever seen rainbow colors in clouds? What you may be seeing is an iridescent cloud. The white fringes of clouds high in the sky are often fringed with cloud color magic!
Crossbody Purses for Cell Phones by Chala

Perfect size for carrying most cell phones, cash, ID, and a few credit cards. Very nicely made and features adjustable straps.
Christine, Almanac Gardener

Vegetable Garden Planner Review: Christine
Enjoy this real customer review—and great garden photos—of the Almanac Vegetable Garden Planner! As well as creating her own vegetable garden layout plans, Christine uses the garden planner in her community gardening classes.
Playing Cards

Card decks featuring butterflies, baby animals, or the birds of North America!
What is Gardening by the Moon?

Gardening by the Moon
Gardening by the Moon is a great way to plan your garden. Many of our readers follow the age-old practice of planting by the Moon’s phase for a healthier, more productive garden.
Kitchen Clocks

Bold and colorful floral designs!
Household Uses for Bread!

Household Uses for Stale Bread
There’s a surprising amount of practical, household uses for old, stale bread! Here are a few of our favorites.
Feed Sack-Style Couch Pillows

Couch pillows that look like vintage feed sacks. Choose from many different designs. Perfect for a country-themed or farmhouse home.