Drying flowers, attracting ladybugs, yummy comfort food desserts!

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Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, June 9, 2020


Wake up, golden Head! Wake up, Brownie!
Cat-bird wants you in the garden soon.
You and I, butterflies, bobolinks, and clover,
We've a lot to do on the first of June.

–Charles G.D. Roberts (1860–1943)

Digital Garden Guide
Drying Flowers

How to Dry Flowers from the Garden
The heat of the summer season is perfect for air-drying flowers to brighten those gray days of fall and winter. Here’s how to dry flowers so that they look great—not just old!


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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Attracting Beneficial Ladybugs

How to Attract Ladybugs to Your Garden to Eat Pests!
Most home vegetable gardeners are looking for ways to control pests without using chemical pesticides. Ladybugs (also known as ladybirds or lady beetles) are one of the gardener’s biggest allies. In this article (with video), we’ll help you identify ladybugs (in all of their life stages) and share our tips for making your garden a ladybug paradise!


4 Foods Causing You To Gain Weight

There are 4 foods that can hijack the chemicals in your brain. These foods can cause you to experience tiredness, memory loss, low energy, skin problems – and worst of all, they could be the reason why you are gaining weight. These foods can “rewire” your brain and cause you to crave fat, sugars, and carbs, even when your stomach is full. Fortunately, there is a method you can do right at home that can reverse these cravings. Watch Now >>

Easy Stargazing for June

Night Sky Map for June 2020: See the Stars Move
Welcome to the Night Sky Map for June 2020! Why do objects like stars appear move across the sky at night? The planets, too, move like clockwork through the sky. Take advantage of the pleasant June weather to watch the “Cosmic Clock” in action.
The Old Farmer’s Almanac Best Value Club

2021 Pre-Sale Now Open!

Introducing The Old Farmer’s Almanac Best Value Club—Become a Charter Member Today and Save 57%! 

New! Comforting Desserts!

15 Warm and Cozy Comfort Food Desserts
There are desserts and then there are comfort food desserts that warm the soul and leave you deeply satisfied. Snuggle up with one of our 15 warming bread puddings, cobblers, crisps, custards, and gooey-chocolate desserts that will hit the spot!
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.
Eat the Rainbow!

Eat the Rainbow of Fruit and Vegetables for Health
Ever heard of “eating a rainbow” of vegetables and fruit? Nature’s pigments are amazing at protecting plants—and us! Each plant color offers a different health benefit, so you need variety. We have a handy chart so that you can eat from four different color groups to improve your body’s health. If you are a gardener, consider choosing plants from each color category, as each one offers unique benefits for your health.
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.