New! Growing Flowers 101, garden giveaway, uses of vinegar

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

Daily Newsletter for Monday, May 17, 2021

peony-bud

The fattest and most scrumptious of all flowers, a rare fusion of fluff and majesty, the peony is now coming into bloom.
–Henry Mitchell (1923–93)

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Almanac Garden Guide
 
How to Start a Flower Garden
How to Start a Flower Garden
Time to replace that boring patch of lawn with a bright and beautiful flower garden! Let’s talk about how to start your first flower garden from scratch. We’re going to start small with some expert flower design tips to consider—plus advice for choosing, planting,...
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Are You a Peony Lover?

If you love peonies as much as we do, you’ll want to receive our annual Peony Lovers catalogue. It’s filled with dozens of exciting new varieties and beloved old favourites. Visit our website or call us at 513-354-1511 to sign up for all of our gardening catalogs!

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Night Sky Map for May 2021: Asterisms
Night Sky Map for May 2021: Asterisms
Welcome to the Night Sky Map for May! This month, learn about asterisms, which are unofficial star patterns contained in constellations. They’re an easy—and entertaining—way to observe the night sky.
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There Is One Protein That Can Restart Your "Fat Burner", And No, It's Not Red Meat

Most Americans struggle with weight gain, junk food cravings, and even belly bloat. The blame is commonly pointed towards a bad metabolism, poor genetics, and even old age. A new breakthrough discovery shows that the real culprit is linked to one extremely common protein. Learn More >>

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Garden Guide Giveaway Winner
Garden Guide Giveaway Winner
Thank you to everyone who entered the 2021 Garden Guide Giveaway! Find out the winner’s name—and where you can pick up a copy of our new gardening magazine!
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How can I keep the Sun out of my eyes while gardening?

This lightweight straw hat offers 50 SPF protection from the sun with its 4-inch circular brim and colorful headband. The hat is water-resistant and folds/rolls up for easy travel storage without losing its shape!

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Spicy Orange Salmon Over Edamame and Corn
Spicy Orange Salmon Over Edamame and Corn

This spicy orange salmon recipe with edamame and corn won second prize in The 2018 Old Farmer’s Almanac recipe contest.

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Get a fun game going with these beautiful cards!

Beautiful vintage French illustrations! This standard deck of playing cards features lovely vegetables on each card. Explore more fun card decks!

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The Many Household Uses for Vinegar
The Many Household Uses for Vinegar
Who knew that white vinegar could do all of this? Here are some of the many household uses for white vinegar—from cleaning to stain treatment to relieving insect bites. Vinegar is a natural “wonder” product. Discover vinegar’s versatility but also when NOT to use vinegar.
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Charming mugs made in the USA!

Your hands will embrace the gentle curve of this delightful handwarming mug with a friendly saguaro cactus design!

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