How to deadhead, prune early-flowering shrubs, fishing days

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

Daily Newsletter for Sunday, June 13, 2021

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O fields in June's fair verdure drest,
And vocal now with birds and bees!

–Henry Stevenson Washburn (1813–1903)

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2022 Almanac

 
When to Prune Trees and Shrubs
When to Prune Trees and Shrubs
Prune spring-flowering shrubs immediately after they bloom; summer-flowering trees are done in the winter. With this guide, learn which trees and shrubs to prune when so that they bear maximum flowers next season. And be careful not to prune at the wrong time or you could cut off the flower buds....
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How can I keep my floors sparkly clean?

Great for dusting tile, laminates, marble and hard wood floors! This convenient household-size, multi-colored wool dust mop is the perfect tool for keeping your floors shiny!

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Four Good Reasons to Deadhead Flowers
Four Good Reasons to Deadhead Flowers
Summer is here, and with it come more flowers to enjoy. But don’t forget deadheading—the removal of spent blossoms. Regular deadheading encourages many plants to flower for longer. Here are four reasons to keep up with this chore—plus, tips on how to deadhead flowers. 
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Where can I find delightful kitchen towels?

These dish towels make great gifts for a housewarming, as a hostess gift or for just any occasion. Or just brighten up your own kitchen with these lovely towels!

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How to Grill Vegetables
How to Grill Vegetables
This guide to grilling vegetables gives vegetable preparation and grilling time instructions for ten popular veggies. See how easy it is to make delicious and healthy grilled vegetables right at home!
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Easy starter kits for your vegetable garden!

The Old Farmer’s Almanac Heirloom Vegetable Garden Starter Kit includes 10 of our most popular vegetable seed packets, plus a bonus packet of Petite Mixture Marigold seeds for companion planting! Get going on your vegetable garden with the over 7,000 seeds in this kit!

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Less Sugar, Please! Breaking the Sugar Habit
Less Sugar, Please! Breaking the Sugar Habit
Do you crave sweet foods to the point where once you start, you can’t stop? Or, do you feel satisfied with a single cookie or a small piece of pie? If you fall into the first category, you have a lot of company. And a lot of you are trying to quit or cut down on sweet foods and drinks.
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Delightful matchboxes - beauty in the little things!

Treat yourself to delightful matchboxes from The Old Farmer’s Store! Each box contains approximately 50 wooden matches with color-coordinated tips, and pulling them out of your drawer feels like finding a little treasure!

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Fishing Calendar for 2021
Fishing Calendar for 2021
When is the best time to go fishing? See the best fishing dates and times for 2021 from The Old Farmer’s Almanac’s fishing calendar. And enjoy some great fishing tips from Almanac anglers!
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How can I get help with my veggie garden?
Now in its third printing, the Vegetable Gardener’s Handbook is the perfect companion for every vegetable gardener—even those who have never touched a trowel and wouldn’t know mulch from mud! Order the Vegetable Gardener’s Handbook today!

 

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