Sunday, May 14, 2017

The Old Farmer's Almanac - Honoring Mom, irises, veggies in pots

The greatest love is a mother's;
then comes a dog's;
then comes a sweetheart's
–Polish proverb 

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May 12, 2017


Ideas for Honoring Mom

Honor your mother today and every day! Need a Mother’s Day recipe or poem for your card? Learn more about Mother’s Day dates and find gift ideas, too.

The Old Farmer's Almanac for Kids, Volume 7

SHIPPING NOW! Not available in stores until June 13, 2017. 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.  


How Did Mother's Day Begin?

While the Mother's Day that we celebrate on the second Sunday in May is a fairly recent development, the basic idea goes back to ancient mythology—to the long ago civilizations of the Greeks and Romans.

The Old Farmer’s Almanac Gardening Notebook

NEW! Chronicle your garden day by day, plus facts, tips, and garden lore! Beautiful, inspiring, and filled with colorful illustrations, gardening tips and knowledge, The Old Farmer’s Almanac Gardening Notebook will become a personal gardening bible. FREE 2017 GARDEN GUIDE with every order while supplies last.

Growing Irises

The tall, beautiful iris, named after the Greek goddess who rode rainbows, comes in many magical colors.

Vegetable Kingdom Chip and Dip Serving Tray

Our colorful tray is a dazzling way to present chips and dip, but also crackers and cheese spread, vegetables and hummus, or fruit and chocolate sauce. This tray looks substantial, but is dishwasher safe melamine for easy care. 

Veggies in Pots!

Want to have more control over growing conditions and enjoy higher yields with a lot less work? Garden in containers. Container gardening is an easy way to garden, especially when you lack yard space.

Solar Iris Stake

By day, these beautifully detailed 39-inch-tall Solar Light Iris Stakes are an artful addition to the garden. By night, they impress with a stunning display of color and light. The solar-powered light is housed inside a crackle glass ball in the center of the flower. A decorative way to light up your pathway, garden bed, or any outdoor area.

Special Pancake Recipe

Try cooking with herbs! This lavender lemon chocolate chip pancake recipe was a huge hit with my family, and is great for Mother’s Day—or, any weekend breakfast!

Rabbit Planter

Add charm with this classically posed Rabbit Planter. Cast using a magnesium oxide formula that makes this planter durable and lightweight. The detailed features and hand-painted stone-color finish make this piece a wonderful addition to patios or indoor decor.


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