Saturday, June 03, 2017

The Old Farmer's Almanac - Nasturtiums, next full Moon, tasty sandwiches

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May 30, 2017


Wake up, Golden Head!  Wake up, Brownie!
    Cat-bird wants you in the garden soon.

You and I, butterflies, bobolinks, and clover,
    We’ve a lot to do on the first of June
–Charles G.D. Roberts (1860–1943)

Looking for simple container ideas?

When is the Next Full Moon?

When is the next full Moon? See our Full Moon Calendar for 2017 for the U.S. and Canada.

When you're tired of the flowers in your containers dying

Don’t despair! Meet a simple solution: the Flower Carpet rose. Plunk this beauty into a container—and it will last for years! See 10 colorful photos illustrating how Flower Carpet works in containers. Never get container-envy again!

Growing an Edible Flower

Nasturtium is an easy-to-grow annual whose leaves and flowers are edible. Here’s how to grow your own nasturtiums!

The Old Farmer's Almanac for Kids, Volume 7

The Almanac for Kids series, winner in five
International Book Awards categories, is a treasure trove of fun facts, creative activities, and great ideas that will keep kids of all ages loving learning the whole year through! Volume 7 is not available in stores until June 13, 2017, but it’s shipping now from our online store.  

Butterfly Bush

The Butterfly Bush (Buddleia davidii) is a beautiful, fast-growing, deciduous shrub with masses of blossoms—long, seductively spiked trusses—that bloom from summer to autumn.

Almanac Tick Remover Tool (3-Pack)

Easy-to-use and safe tick removal tool that attaches to key chains, dog collars, leashes, saddles, and backpacks so you’ll always have one when you need it most. Made in the USA from high-strength anodized aluminum that won’t break.

What's Happening in June?

Enjoy our seasonal advice for June 2017, when everything’s coming up roses! June brings beautiful bouquets, delicious fruits and vegetables, and an urge to get out there and enjoy the sunshine. 

Sun Face Kinetic Wind Stake

Bring dramatic excitement to your garden with this extra-large kinetic wind stake featuring a 32-inch-wide Sun fan. Beautifully hand-painted metal Sun rays dazzle as the double-blade design spins in opposite directions, creating a mesmerizing effect.

Sandwiches for Summer

You can make lunchtime a special occasion with these ten flavorful sandwich recipes. Featuring a variety of ingredients, these convenient meals are true tastebud tempters!  See the video at the bottom of the page for how to make a perfectly melty grilled sandwich.

Clean Air Odor-Neutralizing Candle

Eliminates offending odors—doesn’t just mask them! The ingredients are a proprietary blend of essential and botanical oils in a GMO-free soy wax base with an unbleached hemp wick. 

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