Easy perennials, simple baking (even without flour), hurricane forecast

This is an archived issue of our Almanac.com Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, April 7, 2020


The bluebird knows it is April, and soars toward the Sun and sings.
–Eben Eugene Rexford (1848–1916)

Hear the sweet sound of the bluebird!

Jung Seed


Easy Perennial Flowers

Easy Perennial Flowers for Beginners to Plant
Discover easy perennial flowers that are great for beginners, bringing beautiful blooms to your garden—year after year. This year, we’ve also added a few 2020 highlights. Now get out there and plant flowers to bring you color and calm this year!


Feeling Old? Do This Once A Day And Watch What Happens

Researchers have found a new at home test that you can do right now in your seat that can help predict future health and longevity. It’s a very simple test and only take a couple minutes to do. Click Here To Find Out Now >>
Bluebird House Hunting

House-hunting with the Bluebird
On a sunny day in early spring, the male bluebird goes looking for the perfect nesting site. Instead of building a traditional nest, these plump little thrushes commonly find nest boxes as well as old woodpecker holes. Let’s go house-hunting with this most charismatic of thrushes.
Shea Butter Balms

Creates a layer of “silk” on your skin that will last for hours even after you wash your hands.
2020 Hurricane Forecast Out!

2020 Hurricane Season Forecast
Hurricane season 2020 is off to an early start with Tropical Storm Arthur. See this year’s hurricane forecast—including expected number of storms and how many storms are predicted to make landfall. Also, find your common questions and answers about Earth’s most violent storms!
Vern Ader's Weed Spinner

Finally, it’s fun and easy to weed!  What’s more, dandelions don’t stand a chance! The Weed Spinner is an innovative drill-driven weed removal bit that spins out weeds and their roots in one whirling motion.The action is fast and the result is very satisfying! What’s more, there’s no kneeling, bending, or getting your hands dirty.
So, What is a Supermoon?

What Is a Supermoon?
What is a supermoon? We agree that it’s a catchy word—and anything that encourages us to explore the night sky is positive—but let’s also get our facts straight. Plus, find out how many supermoons will occur in 2020—and when to see the next supermoon!
The Old Farmer's Almanac for Kids, Volume 8

Stuck at home? Keep youngsters entertained for hours with fun facts, fascinating stories, and educational activities!
Simple Baking Tips and Recipes

Simple Baking Ideas: Even When Low on Flour
Baking has become such a popular pastime during this quarantine that some stores have run out of flour. With that in mind, let’s consider (1) some simple baking ideas that use less flour, (2) low-flour recipes, and (3) no-flour recipes. We’ve added new flourless recipes that are truly some of our most delicious and don’t use a teaspoon of flour!
Vegetable Gardener’s Handbook eBook

All You Need to Know to Grow! After inspiring and instructing gardeners for 227 years, we have created a single “how to garden” reference eBook for your computer or tablet that includes all of our expertise.