Why we name Moons, start of seasons, squash problems?

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Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, September 2, 2020

aster with butterfly

There are flowers enough in the summertime,
More flowers than I can remember:  
But none with the purple, gold, and red
That dyes the flowers of September!  

–Mary Howitt (1799–1888)

 
Almanac Gardening Club
 
Full Moon Names
Why We Name Full Moons

Full Moon Names
Historically, names for the full or new Moons were used to track the seasons. Think of them as “nicknames” for the Moon! See Moon names for each month of the year and their meanings.

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When Do the Seasons Start in 2020?
Why and When Seasons Start

When Do the Seasons Start in 2020?
When do all of the four seasons—fall, winter, spring, and summer—start and end? Find your equinox and solstice dates for 2020 and 2021—plus, learn the difference between an astronomical season and a meteorological season.

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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. Added bonus: best days for fishing and other activities based on the Moon.

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2021 Moon Calendar
 
Summer Squash (Zucchini)
Squash Problems

Summer Squash (Zucchini)
Summer squash, especially zucchini, are a garden staple and vigorous grower. Each plant will produce several squash a day during peak season! But that doesn’t mean they’re trouble-free. In our Squash Growing Guide and video, we’ll share tips and tricks to sidestep common squash problems, as well as...

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Bold Kitchen Aprons

There’s always something cooking at The Old Farmer’s Almanac. When it gets messy, we grab for one of these easy-care cotton aprons.

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September Birth Flowers
September's Flowers

September Birth Flowers
In the late summer, as the air cools, there are still many beautiful flowers to enjoy and give. Learn about the two September birth flowers.

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2021 Gardening Calendar
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Monthly Horoscope for September 2020
September Horoscope

Monthly Horoscope for September 2020
Here’s your monthly horoscope for September 2020. What could be in store for this month? Almanac astrologer Celeste Longacre provides an astrological prediction at a glance for all 12 zodiac signs.

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2021 Engagement Calendar

This popular week-at-a-glance planning calendar, now in its 26th year of production, provides plenty of space to jot down appointments, events, reminders, observations, and inspirations. Each day offers wit, wisdom, a quote, a proverb, or a bit of folklore. Each month’s opener features a month-at-a-glance planning calendar, full Moon name, fun facts and quotes, and more!

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