Best flowers for window boxes, all about hummingbirds, stargazing

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

Daily Newsletter for Thursday, May 7, 2020

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May is bee in blossom,
May is birds a-nesting,
May is picking violets on a hill;
May is young and twenty,
May is Sunday-besting,
May is eager Jack and willing Jill.

–The 1961 Old Farmer's Almanac

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Almanac Garden Guide
 
Best Flowers for Window Boxes
Best Flowers for Window Boxes

Looking to spruce up your home’s appearance with a window box? Be sure to choose the right plants for your sun exposure! See our lists of flowering window box plants that love sun, as well as those that love shade.
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Stop Poison Ivy Itch!

It really works, better than medicine! Safe • Gentle • Doesn’t Sting • 100% Natural. Organically Grown • Harold Brown, “the Poison Ivy Guy,” will tell you the recipe!

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5 Important Tips for Planning a Vegetable Garden

Are you planning a new vegetable garden? Before you get started, consider these five garden planning tips—from knowing where the sunlight falls to making pathways before planting! These simple considerations are easy to forget, but will make your gardening so much easier and more enjoyable.
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Top Cardiologist Reveals Digestive Trick To Clean Your Bowels

“What if you could restore your gut health with one simple fix? According to one doctor in California there may be a way. In fact, he believes it’s so powerful that it could be like a “power wash” for your insides.”

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Night Sky Map for May 2021: Asterisms
Night Sky Map for May 2021: Asterisms

Welcome to the Night Sky Map for May! This month, learn about asterisms, which are unofficial star patterns contained in constellations. They’re an easy—and entertaining—way to observe the night sky.
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What's the best book for kids who are always bored?

Keep youngsters entertained for hours with fun facts, fascinating stories, and educational activities in The Old Farmer’s Almanac for Kids, Vol. 8! Whether your kiddos are reading on their own or you’re reading with them, The Almanac for Kids provides plenty of intriguing stories for anyone who’s a kid at heart!

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Chicken Breast With Lemon and Thyme
Chicken Breast With Lemon and Thyme

Simple and delicious, this Chicken Breast With Lemon and Thyme recipe makes a wonderful summer supper.

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Vern Ader's Weed Spinner

Finally, it’s fun and easy to weed!  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. Weeds don’t stand a chance!

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Fascinating Hummingbird Facts
Fascinating Hummingbird Facts

Many hummingbirds are migrating! Learn some fun facts about hummingbirds as well as ways to attract these pollinators to your home or school garden. These tiny, truly remarkable creatures are all-American birds. Did you know hummers do not flap their wings? Enjoy these fascinating...
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