Tuesday, May 16, 2017

The Old Farmer's Almanac - Rhubarb uses, brunch recipes, strawberries

Strawberry Plant Care

Sweet, juicy strawberries are treats when right off the plant.

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May 14, 2017


I think if you listen closely
In the sweet glad days of spring,
With the song of the brook, the breeze, and the birds,
You can hear the flowers sing.
–Helen Isabel Moorhouse (b. 1876)


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.   


Harvesting Rhubarb

Rhubarb is a perennial vegetable, though it is generally used as a fruit in desserts and jams. Here’s how to plant, grow, and harvest your own rhubarb.

The Old Farmer’s Almanac Gardening Notebook

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. This durable, heavy-duty (weighs more than 1.5 lbs.!), perpetual calendar-journal has a waterproof cover and is usable year after year after year.  FREE 2017 GARDEN GUIDE with every order while supplies last.  

Proven Garden Winners

As with life, years of gardening experience yield knowledge—so remember that there’ll be mistakes and learning along the way! Here are three crops that have always been winners for me.

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. 

Weekend Brunch Recipes

Whether you’re celebrating Mother’s Day or just the warmer weather—or both—now is the perfect time to start planning a tasty spring brunch!

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.

Try Rhubarb to Lighten Hair!

Fading blond? Mousy brown? Bring on the rhubarb! Here’s how to naturally lighten your hair using nothing but rhubarb and water.

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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