Croton care, pressed flowers, garlic harvest, peach salsa

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

Daily Newsletter for Thursday, July 23, 2020

bedtime

In winter I get up at night
And dress by yellow candle-light.
In summer quite the other way,
I have to go to bed by day.

–Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–94)

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Croton
Croton
The croton is an easy-to-grow houseplant known for its variegated foliage covered in green, scarlet, orange, and yellow splotches. Here’s how to care for a croton in your home or garden.
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How to Press Flowers and Leaves
How to Press Flowers and Leaves
Picking and pressing flowers is such an enjoyable activity. And finding a flower in a book is a lovely, an often-forgotten relic of a special moment and a sliver of time gone by. See which flowers are best for pressing and how to press flowers and leaves. Plus, see how to make a...
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Garlic
Garlic
Garlic is an easy-to-grow crop. Beyond its intense flavor and culinary uses, “the stinking rose” is also good in the garden as an insect repellent and has been used for centuries as a home remedy.
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2021 Moon Calendar

Celebrate the Halloween Full Blue Moon with our 2021 Moon Calendar! This fascinating calendar features striking scenes of the Moon in the landscape, accompanied by fun facts and lore about Earth’s natural satellite.

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Peach, Red Onion, and Tomato Salsa
Peach, Red Onion, and Tomato Salsa

This peach salsa recipe is a wonderful recipe for peach season—and summertime. Grab some peaches, onions, and tomatoes at the local farmers’ market!

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This calendar brings you not just the days of the year, but gardening advice and secrets galore! A favorite of gardeners for more than 40 years, this beautiful calendar offers original full-color illustrations, timely gardening advice, fun facts, quotes, and lore.

 

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Homemade Shampoos, Toothpaste, & Deodorant
Homemade Shampoos, Toothpaste, & Deodorant
We cook what we eat. So, why not try whipping up the products that get absorbed by your skin? Here are recipes for homemade toiletries including toothpaste, deodorant, shampoos, and more. Using pantry ingredients, they’re safe, fun, and easy on the wallet!
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