Bee balm, powdery mildew, forgotten mint cookies

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Daily Newsletter for Saturday, June 12, 2021

strawberry

Tell you what I like the best—
    ’Long about knee-deep in June,
    ’Bout the time strawberries melts;
    On the vines.

–James Whitcomb Riley (1849–1916)

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2022 Almanac

 
Bee Balm
Bee Balm
A perennial favorite native to North America, bee balm (also called wild bergamot) is beloved in flower beds for its beautiful blooms of red, pink, purple or white—not to mention the fragrant foliage. Here’s how to plant and grow bee balm in your garden!
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Where can I find gorgeous and useful purses?

These delightful crossbody bags have a small front pocket adorned with beautiful designs like this sunflower. They also include an adjustable strap - use them as purses, crossbody bags, or even pouches! Plus, they perfectly fit your cell phone!

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Powdery Mildew
Powdery Mildew
Wondering about that white fungus on your plant? The fungal disease powdery mildew is a common problem in gardens, infecting a wide variety of plants and reducing the quality and quantity of flowers and fruit.
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Friendly flamingos for your yard!

These delightful Flamingo Rain Gauge Stakes marry metal and glass in a beautiful design. Each piece features a metal head and neck painted with iridescent accents as well as a hand-painted glass body embossed with feathered wing detail.

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Keep Planting Beans! Favorite Green Bean Varieties
Keep Planting Beans! Favorite Green Bean Varieties
Stagger your bean plantings for a continual harvest all summer. In fact, it’s possible to get high yields and keep them coming till frost. And there are so many wonderful varieties of green beans to try. Here are some of my favorites.
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The Old Farmer's Almanac Planner on Pre-Sale Now!

Previously known as the Engagement Calendar—now in its 27th year! This popular daily planner provides plenty of space to jot down appointments, events, reminders, observations, and inspirations.

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Mother's Forgotten Mint Cookies
Mother's Forgotten Mint Cookies

These meringue-like cookies are placed in a preheated oven, which is immediately turned off, and they bake overnight as the oven cools down.

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They say a Praying Mantis in the garden is good luck - and it's on sale!

Lifelike and detailed, these sculptures are showstoppers! They make perfect gifts or are a great way to treat yourself to some new garden decor for summer!

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Where Does Black Pepper Come From?
Where Does Black Pepper Come From?
Most of us have a pepper shaker on our kitchen table, but do you know where that pepper actually comes from? Learn all about black pepper, including its history, health benefits, and even how it contributed to European exploration...
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Need a little Almanac wisdom every day?

Taking one day at a time has never been more fun! Enjoyed by folks for more than 25 years, this full-color, page-per-day box calendar features fun facts, folklore, tips, quotes, proverbs, puzzles, and more. Now shipping!

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