May forecast, weeds as indicator plants, succulents for every zone

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Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, April 29, 2020


In genial Spring, beneath the quiv'ring shade,
Where cooling vapours breathe along the mead,
The patient fisher takes his silent strand,
Intent, his angle trembling in his hand:
With looks unmov'd, he hopes the scaly breed,
And eyes the dancing cork and bending reed.

–Alexander Pope (1688–1744)

Wednesday, April 29, 2020
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Almanac Gardening Webinar
Weeds as Indicator Plants

What Weeds Tell You About Your Soil
Read your weeds! They are an indicator of your soil’s health. If you have large patches of one kind of weed, your garden is trying to tell you something. Here are common weeds and that they say about your soil—plus photos. Let us know what you learn!
Looking for American-Made Gifts?

Look no more, North Country Wind Bells® has been creating quality-made wind bells in the state of Maine since 1975. With 6 collections, 67 melodies and over 100 personalizing options, you can find that perfect American-Made gift.
Succulents for Every Climate

Surrender to Succulents
Succulents thrive in every North American temperature zone, adding high drama with low maintenance. From stately blue agaves to vivid orange ‘Sticks on Fire’ (Euphorbia tirucalli) or cold-hardy magenta blankets of ice plant (Delosperma cooperi), discover the many colors of succulents.


Actress Reveals the “Bathroom Trick” That Made Her Feel Years Younger

When Maggie first revealed this “bathroom trick” on her website earlier this month, some were understandably skeptical. To her amazement, she says her stomach “deflated,” her mood improved, and her energy skyrocketed — all in a matter of days. Click Here For Instructions.
The Curious Crow

The Curious Crow: Friend or Foe?
Crows are curious, smart, friendly, and funny! You might be surprised by the friendships that crows struck up with kids and pets. They can also hold grudges, get noisy, and eat your crops. Let’s just say that crows sometimes seem like people with all their personality! Discover some cool facts about crows.
TODAY @ 3PM ET Hydroponics: How to Create Your Own Indoor Garden

Join The Old Farmer’s Almanac for an interactive, online webinar that demystifies the technique of hydroponic gardening indoors.  Gardening is for everyone; it doesn’t matter if you’re a city mouse or a country mouse. Growing hydroponically is a great way to create an indoor garden with limited space and a limited budget. Imagine fresh salad, right at your fingertips – year-round!
Weather Forecast for May

May Forecast: Summery Weather on the Way
What weather can we expect for May 2020? Will April showers bring those fabled May flowers? Almanac meteorologist Michael Steinberg provides the extended forecast for May below.
Colorful Kitchen Dish Towels

There’s nothing shy or demure about our kitchen towels! The bold prints demand attention and deserve it. They’re made of woven natural cotton, so they’re as practical as they are impressive. 
Lemon Blueberry Bread

Lemon Blueberry Bread

Tangy lemon and sweet blueberries blend perfectly in this easy Lemon Blueberry Bread.

Solar-Powered Decorative Lighting

MOTHER’S DAY GIFT IDEA! By day, these are an artful addition to the garden. By night, they impress with a stunning display of color and light. Check out our large selection.
What Counts as Exercise?

What Counts As Exercise?
Most of us are used to thinking of “exercise” as something to do in a gym, but we’re overlooking common ways to get our hearts and lungs pumping, strengthen our muscles, and stretch everything out in the ordinary activities of everyday life (especially relevant now!).