Cannas, purslane, allergy tips, 10 best cookies

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

Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, May 12, 2021

bee-blossom

May is bee in blossom,
May is birds a-nesting,
May is picking violets on a hill;
May is young and twenty,
May is Sunday-besting,
May is eager Jack and willing Jill.

–The Old Farmer's Almanac, 1961

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Almanac Garden Guide
 
Cannas
Cannas
Cannas are among the most colorful summer bulbs—as flamboyant as their tropical American ancestry—with ruffled spikes tapering to refined buds.
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3 Dangerous Ingredients You're Feeding Your Dog

Are you harming your dog by feeding them the wrong food? There are 3 dangerous ingredients that no dog should ever eat, and if you are giving them to your dog then you might be slowly harming it.

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How the Skies Change With Spring
How the Skies Change With Spring
Spring’s metamorphosis in the garden is grabbing our attention but a quick upward glance shows the sky is radically changing, too! Your location matters as well. See how the skies change in spring.
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What's trending for 2021 gardens?

Find out in The Old Farmer’s Almanac Garden Guide! Learn more about staying on top of 2021 gardening trends like sharing your prizewinning vegetables over Instagram and creating gorgeous foliage bouquets!

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10 Best Cookie Recipes
10 Best Cookie Recipes
A fresh batch of warm, chewy cookies is always a treat. From our Blue Ribbon Chocolate Chip to beloved Cowboy Cookies, see ten of our readers’ favorite cookie recipes. These cookie recipes are easy to bake, too. And there’s something for everyone from elegant cranberry and white chocolate chip...
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Beautiful and lightly scented drawer liners!

These lovely drawer liners are perfect for your drawers, cabinets, and shelves. 

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Purslane: Health Benefits and Recipes
Purslane: Health Benefits and Recipes
Purslane, or Portulaca oleracea, is a garden weed that is edible and has many health benefits. Find out the benefits of the purslane plant here, and get a purslane recipe!
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What is my guide to spring weather and gardening?

The Old Farmer’s Almanac is your trusty companion for spring! Always timely, topical, and distinctively “useful, with a pleasant degree of humor,” the Almanac is sure to help you plant by the Moon’s phases, get scrumptious vegetables growing, look out for storms, and more!

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Natural Home Remedies for Spring Allergies
Natural Home Remedies for Spring Allergies
In most regions, spring brings on a pollen assault! For days—sometimes weeks—pollen fills the air and our stuffed-up sinuses deliver the message. Here are some home remedies for allergies and stuffed-up sinuses. 
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This rock can tell you about the weather!

When you wake up and wonder, “What is the weather like today?” This hilarious Almanac Weather Rock will have the answer! And even better: It’s made in picturesque Bethlehem, New Hampshire from local lumber!

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