Why fireflies glow?, herbs in containers, green goddess dressing

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Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, June 10, 2020


Great is the sun, and wide he goes
Through empty heaven with repose;
And in the blue and glowing days
More thick than rain he showers his rays.

–Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–94)

Wednesday, June 10, 2020
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Why Do Fireflies Glow?

Fireflies: Why Do Fireflies Glow?
Fireflies—also known a lightning bugs—have been captivating humans for centuries with their beautiful lights on summer nights. What makes fireflies glow the way they do?


How to Create a Bird-Friendly Garden

One of the joys of a home garden is you can attract some nature friends like birds. They make a garden more pleasant to be in and are a natural insect repellent. Learn how to attract birds to your garden.

Organic Soil Amendments

Organic Soil Amendments Explained
Using organic soil amendments, turn your poor garden soil into a nutrient-rich paradise in which plants will thrive. What do we mean by “soil amendments”? What are some great soil amendments? Here is a brief overview listing some of the best soil amendments for your garden. 


How To: Fix Aging Skin (Do This Everyday)

If you’re over 40 and frustrated with aging, wrinkly skin, get this… Dr. John Layke and Dr. Payman Danielpour put together a presentation revealing a 2-minute home method to restore youthful skin… And as of me writing this, it’s touched the lives of over 4 million people… Click now to discover this youth-restoring breakthrough for yourself:

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Herbs in Containers

How to Grow Herbs in Containers
Learn how to grow herbs in containers—and which herbs grow best in pots. Grow several different types together and you’ll enjoy fresh pickings time and again. A herb planter looks gorgeous and makes a unique, personal gift for your gardening or cooking-obsessed loved ones.
Puzzles & Pleasantries - eBook

The most original puzzle book in years, with more than 250 mind-boggling puzzles on 96 pages that will put you to the test: rebuses, syncopations, ellipses, charades, riddles, enigmas, conundrums, acrostics, metagrams, anagrams, epigrams, logogriphs, logic puzzles, and much more! Delivered as PDF download. 

The Moon Illusion

The Moon Illusion: Why Does the Moon Look So Big Tonight?
Who hasn’t turned down a road to confront a low, horizon-hugging Moon that seems absolutely enormous? Why does the Moon look so big? This is called the “Moon Illusion!” Bob Berman explains.
My Local Almanac

My Local Almanac is a special Old Farmer’s Almanac digital product that customizes astronomical timetables for your specific location and time zone in the U.S. or Canada. Delivered as a PDF file.

Green Goddess Dressing

Green Goddess Dressing

Our delicious Green Goddess Dressing is an herby, creamy sauce that goes with any salad. Mix it with chicken, tuna, chickpeas, or the protein of your choice.

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.