Rhododendrons, 7 ways to prevent pests, berry good recipes

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Daily Newsletter for Thursday, June 4, 2020

hammock beneath tree

In June 'tis good to lie beneath a tree 
While the blithe season comforts every sense, 
Steeps all the brain in rest, and heals the heart, 
Brimming it o'er with sweetness unawares.   

–James Russell Lowell (1819–91)

Almanac Garden Guide
Growing Rhododendrons

Rhododendrons and Azaleas
Rhododendrons and azaleas, both from the genus Rhododendron, have long been mainstays of late spring because of their spectacular clusters of showy blooms—plus, large green leaves that often stay green through winter.


Celebrity Trainer: “Muscle Loss in Seniors is Real, But It Doesn’t Have to Be"

Tony Horton says he’s found a much more effective way to fight age-related muscle loss - and even build new muscle - that has nothing to do with exercise. Click Here To Watch His Presentation >>

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7 Ways to Prevent Pests

7 Simple Ways to Prevent Garden Pests
Pests are a common challenge, but that doesn’t mean they need to gain the upper hand. In fact, it’s very easy to prevent pests altogether. Prevention is better than a cure, and it’s kinder on nature, too. In this short video, we’ll share seven simple strategies for effective pest prevention. They’re all natural, organic, and proven to work!
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.

Using Rocks in the Landscape

Creative Ways to Use Rocks in Your Garden
Ever wonder what to do with rocks in your yard or garden? You may find that they seem to turn up each year, even in garden soil that you thought was cleared. Here are a few creative ideas on how to use both rocks and stones in your landscape.
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!  


Strange Stories from the Archives

The First See-Through Stomach
Here’s an unbelievable but true story from The Old Farmer’s Almanac archives! On June 6, 1822, Dr. William Beaumont’s infirmary at Fort Mackinac, Michigan, was visited by a French fur trapper, Alexis St. Martin, who had been accidentally shot straight through the stomach by a companion’s shotgun.
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.
Berry Good Recipes

Berry Good Recipes
There’s nothing like berries at the peak of season—juicy, sweet, and ripe! Sure, you can buy berries all year–round, but they’re not as flavorful. After you’ve gathered your berries (from your garden, farmers’ market, or local pick–your–own patch), bring them into the kitchen and try them in these recipes.