Growing hydrangeas, lavender, penumbral eclipse, cupcakes!

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Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, June 3, 2020

reeds at sunset

'Tis June, and all the lowland swamps
Are rich with tufted reeds and ferns,
And filmy with the vaporous damps
That rise when twilight's crimson burns.

–George Arnold (1834–65)

The Old Farmer's Almanac Garden Planner
Growing Hydrangeas

With immense flower heads, hydrangeas flaunt an old-fashioned charm in summertime that’s hard to resist. While these flowering shrubs are low-maintenance, proper care will keep them blooming. Our Hydrangea Guide provides summer plant care tips for all you need to know about growing hydrangeas—from watering to fertilizing to pruning to winter care.
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.

Lovely Lavender

Lavender is a bushy, strong-scented perennial plant from the Mediterranean. In warmer regions, its gray to green foliage stays evergreen throughout the year. Here’s how to plant and grow lavender in your garden!


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 takes a couple minutes to do. Click Here To Find Out Now >>

Weird Penumbral Quartet

Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Friday: So What Is This, Anyway?
On Friday, June 5, the Moon will pass through the edge of Earth’s shadow, resulting in a “penumbral eclipse.” It’s one of four penumbral eclipses in 2020! Yep, a weird penumbral quartet. What is a penumbral eclipse, anyway, and how does it occur? Bob Berman explains.
2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Online Edition

Detailed weather forecasts for the entire U.S., gardening and growing, food and recipes, astronomy, tides, home remedies, trends, handy tips, history, plus lots of humor—what’s not to like?

A special website makes reading our Online Edition as easy as flipping the pages of a book. Features enlargeable type, zoom, search, printing pages, or saving as a PDF file to your device. It’s the Almanac always at your fingertips. Plus, pay no shipping charges either!  


Horoscope for June

Monthly Horoscope for June 2020
Here’s your monthly horoscope for June 2020. What could be in store for this month? Longtime Almanac astrologer Celeste Longacre provides an astrological prediction at a glance for all 12 zodiac signs.
Garden Guide Online Edition

Enjoy instant access—from your tablet or computer! The Garden Guide’s large, full-color pages are loaded with “Purple Power” colorful choices for better health as well as general information, landscaping basics, the magic of mushrooms and easy DIY planting projects.
5 Best Cupcakes!

5 Delicious Cupcake Recipes
When you don’t want to make an entire cake, make cupcakes! From our scratch go-to vanilla cupcake to gourmet cupcakes to a fun cupcake tower, here are 5 cupcake recipes. 
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.