Japanese beetles, attracting ladybugs, tornadoes

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Daily Newsletter for Saturday, June 5, 2021

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Ah, happy day, refuse to go!
Hang in the heavens forever so!
Forever in midafternoon,
Ah, happy day of happy June!

–Harriet Elizabeth Prescott Spofford (1835–1921)

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2022 Almanac

 
Japanese Beetles
Japanese Beetles
Japanese beetles (Popillia japonica) are iridescent green beetles that carry a big threat because they will feed on a wide variety of plants. You’ll often be able to identify the damage because their leaf chewing leaves a lacy skeleton. 
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ECHO’s professional-grade design of broadcast spreaders features innovation that offers reduced maintenance downtime, commercial-use durability and unparalleled performance. Whether you’re spreading seeds, fertilizers, herbicides or pesticides, ECHO’s spreaders can help you get the healthy green grass you want all year long.

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How to Attract Ladybugs to Your Garden to Eat Pests!
Most home vegetable gardeners are looking for ways to control pests without using chemical pesticides. Ladybugs (also known as ladybirds or lady beetles) are one of the gardener’s biggest allies. In this article (with video), we’ll help you identify ladybugs (in all of their life stages) and share...
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Your 2022 Gardening Calendar is now available for pre-sale!

A dream of flower gardens foretells great joy. Make your dream a reality with the 2022 Gardening Calendar. Advice, folklore, and gardening secrets!

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How to Prepare for Tornadoes: Tornado Safety Tips
How to Prepare for Tornadoes: Tornado Safety Tips
Get ready for tornado season. Weather experts are concerned about above-normal tornado activity this year, but no matter what the prediction, it is important to start thinking about severe storms and be prepared with these tornado safety tips and facts.
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What's the best tote bag for the farmers' market?

Honor the tradition of the Almanac and show support for local farmers with the Almanac Tote Bag!

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Overnight Sausage and Egg Breakfast Casserole
Overnight Sausage and Egg Breakfast Casserole

This breakfast casserole of eggs, sausage, and cheese is perfect for a Sunday or holiday morning.

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Get ready for the brand new Almanac for Kids!

Kids love it! Adults can’t put it down! Inspired by the wit and wisdom of North America’s favorite “Old” friend, the Almanac for Kids features a treasure trove of fun facts, creative activities, and great ideas that will keep kids of all ages loving learning the whole year through! Pre-order now!

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Is Your Farmers' Market the Real Deal?
Is Your Farmers' Market the Real Deal?
You go to a farmers’ market for super fresh, local produce. You’re hoping to avoid shady characters. Here are tips on getting the best bounty and spotting the farmers’ market fakes!
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Beautifully illustrated mugs for spring!

This vintage mug includes lovely French illustrations of all your favorite veggies.

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