Flag Day, homemade ice cream, growing okra

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Daily Newsletter for Monday, June 14, 2021

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When Freedom from her mountain height,    
Unfurled her standard to the air,    
She tore the azure robe of night,    
And set the stars of glory there!    

–Joseph Rodman Drake (1795–1820) 

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2022 Almanac

 
Flag Day 2021: Celebrating the American Flag
Flag Day 2021: Celebrating the American Flag
Flag Day is Monday, June 14! This annual holiday celebrates the history and symbolism of the American flag. Learn about the history of this holiday and the beloved Stars and Stripes!
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Are You an Iris Lover?

If you love irises as much as we do, you’ll want to receive our annual Iris 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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Okra
Okra
Okra is traditionally a southern U.S. plant that thrives in warm weather. Here’s how to grow okra plants in your own garden!
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Celebrity Trainer: “Muscle Loss in Seniors is Real, But It Doesn’t Have to Be"

Tony Horton says he’s found a much more effective way to fight age-related muscle loss - and even build new muscle - that has nothing to do with exercise. Click Here To Watch His Presentation >>

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Dianthus Flowers: A Rock Garden Favorite
Dianthus Flowers: A Rock Garden Favorite
When my dianthuses start to bloom in June, I know that summer is not far behind. Also called pinks, these pretty cottage garden classics are long-blooming, prolific, and fragrant through the summer. Discover six different types of dianthus for the home gardener—from creeping rock...
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How can I keep weeds away from my plants?

The Old Farmer’s Almanac Weed Barrier Paper is infused with fertilizer to protect and feed plants for a full growing season. Designed for organic food crops, Weed Barrier Paper is excellent for use on flowers, shrubs, and home gardens too!

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How to Make Old-Fashioned Ice Cream at Home
How to Make Old-Fashioned Ice Cream at Home
Learn how to make homemade old-fashioned ice cream by making it yourself in a hand-crank freezer, plus learn all about the history of ice cream and find some great ice cream recipes.
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What recipes are Almanac readers raving about?

Readers’ Best Recipes and the Stories Behind Them brings you all the favorites served at family gatherings and supper tables, the ones that keep folks coming back for more. These exclusive recipes include Momma’s Salted Caramel Shortbread Bars, Gra’s Barbecue Chicken, and so many more! You’ll love the heartwarming, humorous, and true stories that these cooks tell, too. Order today!

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Green Beans: So Good for You
Green Beans: So Good for You
String beans. Green beans. Snap beans. Not only are they healthy for your body but also they give back to the soil!
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Dazzling garden stakes available now!
Fun and fancy combine with functional to create these special garden stakes! Treat yourself to a lovely addition to your dream garden! 
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