Rain gardens, zucchini bread, it's the humidity, ripening avocados

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Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, July 28, 2020

forest-pool

Have you seen the forest-pool
In the summer? Clear and cool.

–William Canton (1845–1926)

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Creating a Rain Garden: Two Designs and Plant List
Creating a Rain Garden: Two Designs and Plant List
With a rain garden, use—don’t lose—the torrent of rainwater that falls on your paved areas and roof. As a bonus, many plants suited to a rain garden are natives, which attract local pollinators. Learn more about rain gardens—plus, find two rain garden plant lists and designs featuring plants for...
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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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Growing Lettuce and Salad Greens in Containers
Growing Lettuce and Salad Greens in Containers
Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to grow salad greens in containers for fresh, young leaves in a matter of weeks. Lettuce is a great crop in shady corners in summer and all the way through fall—plus, container gardening works anywhere! See our article with three simple steps,...
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The 2021 Old Farmer's Almanac

Your old friend who likes to garden, tell a joke, and wax on about the Moon.

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It's Not the Heat, It's the Humidity!
It's Not the Heat, It's the Humidity!
In most of the Northern Hemisphere, July is the hottest month. But when folks grumble about feeling uncomfortable, they often say, “It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity.” That’s so true. Look up to the skies to know it’s going to be humid! Here’s how.
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How can I enjoy a winter wonderland in my garden?
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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Zucchini Bread
Zucchini Bread

Though there are many zucchini bread recipes around, this one might just be our favorite—easy, fast, and freezes well.

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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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How to Ripen Avocados and More Tips
How to Ripen Avocados and More Tips
How do you ripen avocados so that they’re just right—not too mushy? Here’s what you need to know about selecting, ripening, cutting, and storing avocados. After all, it’s worth the knowledge to enjoy this super-healthy brain food—and make awesome guacamole!
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2021 Almanac Gardening Club

Introducing The Old Farmer’s Almanac Gardening Club—Become a Member Today and Save 43%! Includes our new book Gardening for Everyone.

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