Shasta daisies, what is kombucha?, hurricane names

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Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, August 4, 2020

pinks

Summer declines and roses have grown rare,
But cottage crofts are gay with hollyhocks,
And in old garden walks you breathe an air
Fragrant of pinks and August-smelling stocks.
–John Todhunter (1839–1916)

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Shasta Daisies
Shasta Daisies

The cheerful Shasta daisy is a classic perennial. It looks similar to the familiar roadside daisy, but has larger and more robust blooms. Here’s how to grow Shasta daisies in your garden!
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Why Won't Fruit Grow On My Trees?

Do you have fruit trees that aren’t producing fruit? There can be several reasons. Follow these tips to get your trees full of delicious fruit.

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When to Prune Different Kinds of Hydrangeas
When to Prune Different Kinds of Hydrangeas

When do you prune your hydrangeas? Well, it depends on the variety. Yes, we know that sounds tricky but it’s not if you consult our handy cheat sheet to figure out the best time to prune. We’ve included photos in case you’re not sure which hydrangea you have. 
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How To: Lift Sagging Skin

Doctor’s new discovery makes loose skin vanish.

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Hurricane Names for the 2021 Hurricane Season
Hurricane Names for the 2021 Hurricane Season

Here are the 2021 hurricane names for both the Altantic Basin and the Eastern North-Pacific. Is your name or the name of a loved one listed this year? Find out. Plus, learn how hurricanes are named and see the interesting history behind naming storms.
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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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Night Sky for August 2020
Night Sky for August 2020

Look up! The month of August ends with the waxing Moon meeting giant planets Jupiter and Saturn in the night sky. The Jupiter conjunction on Friday, August 27, can’t be missed! See Bob Berman’s Sky Watch for August for more information.
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How to Make Kombucha Tea
How to Make Kombucha Tea

Kombucha tea is a popular fermented drink with a unique, tangy flavor. Did you know that you can make it yourself? Learn how with our recipe!
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