USDA zones, gardenia shrubs, cover crops, next blue Moon

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Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, September 9, 2020

sea snail shell

Little drops of water,
Little grains of sand
Make the mighty ocean,
And the pleasant land.
Thus the little minute,
Humble though they be,
Make the mighty ages
Of eternity.

–Julia A. Fletcher (1823–1908)

 
Almanac Gardening Club
 
What Are Plant Hardiness Zones?
Know Your USDA Zone

What Are Plant Hardiness Zones?
Exactly which USDA hardiness zone are you in? Plant hardiness zones—also known as planting zones or growing zones—help gardeners understand which plants can survive their region’s climate. Find your zone—and learn why it’s so important.

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Planting Cover Crops in the Home Garden
Cover Crops in Fall

Planting Cover Crops in the Home Garden
Planting cover crops in the fall is becoming more popular, even in small gardens. These plants have seeds that are easy to scatter, and they do the hard work of building your soil over the winter before spring planting. Here’s advice and our charts on cover crops by region for the United States and...

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What is the snowiest state?
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Gardenias
Planting Gardenia Shrubs

Gardenias
The gardenia is a tender evergreen shrub with amazingly fragrant flowers and shiny, dark-green leaves. It’s native to the tropics and needs a bit of extra care to grow its best. Here’s how to plant, grow, and care for gardenias in your garden!

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Blue Moon in 2020: When Is the Next Blue Moon?
Next Blue Moon

Blue Moon in 2020: When Is the Next Blue Moon?
The Hunter’s Blue Moon will occur on October 31, 2020—Halloween night! What is a Blue Moon, exactly? To prepare you for the Blue Moon on Halloween night this year, we’ve got all the details.

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Lemon Zucchini Orzo  Summer Soup
Summer Squash Soup

Lemon Zucchini Orzo Summer Soup

This Lemon Zucchini Orzo Soup recipe was a winner in The Old Farmer’s Almanac Garden Guide Recipe Contest! Winner: Jessica Kleinbaum, Plant City, Florida.

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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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