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Flower Lore

Browse our articles on flower related folklore, which enjoys a long history of stories and legends spanning dozens of cultures.

February Flower Lore: Violets

Violets are edible, and are often used to decorate salads, or sprinkled over fish or poultry. They are also often candied in sugar and eaten on their own or used to decorate pastries, or distilled into a sweet syrup used to make violet-flavored treats or liqueurs.

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Helpful Hint…

Chipped Christmas tree branches make a great garden mulch!

Reuse Your Christmas Tree

Current Moon Phase

Waxing Gibbous, 60% of full

If you notice a hole in the upper left-hand corner of your Farmers' Almanac, don't return it to the store! That hole isn't a defect; it's a part of history. Starting with the first edition of the Farmers' Almanac in 1818, readers used to nail holes into the corners to hang it up in their homes, barns, and outhouses (to provide both reading material and toilet paper). In 1919, the Almanac's publishers began pre-drilling holes in the corners to make it even easier for readers to keep all of that invaluable information (and paper) handy.

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