March 2014 brings with it the promise of gardening and warm, sunny days, as Earth turns its frostbitten cheek in the Vernal Equinox to herald spring.
For glad spring has begun,
And to the ardent sun
The earth, long time so bleak,
Turns a frost-bitten cheek.
March was named for the Roman god of war, Mars. This was the time of year to resume military campaigns that had been interrupted by winter. March also brings:
This year, Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday, March 9, 2014 (starting at 2 A.M.). Move the clocks one our ahead on Saturday evening. Read more about Daylight Saving Time here.
"On St. Patrick's Day, the warm side of a stone turns up, and the broad-back goose begins to lay." See more about St. Patrick's Day (March 17).
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Big, beautiful pages are filled with expert advice for a thriving garden.
Get blooms that bloom non-stop with color! Discover tasty new vegetables for containers. Look inside and buy your copy here!
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On our Web site, check our Best Dates to Plant tool to know when to plant what, based on your frost dates.
See our Seasonal Cooking: Spring Recipes collection for more recipes using seasonal ingredients.
Look up! Enjoy the night sky from your own backyard. See Sky Watch highlights for March.
Why do the seasons change? Read our article, Reasons for the Seasons.
The vernal equinox is on the 20th this year. Find out your changing day length with our Sun rise and set tool!
According to folklore, wear a sprig of rosemary in your hair to improve your memory! Here are more Tips & Tricks to Improve Your Memory.
March brings rain and mud! Sprinkle salt on carpets to dry out muddy footprints before vacuuming. Find more cleaning tips.
Spring is almost upon us! What are your signs of spring?
Spring means fishing! Get the 2014 Best Days to Fish.
Check birdhouses for damage and give them a spring cleaning before tenants arrive for the season. Learn how to attract birds to your garden!
So many mists in March you see, So many frosts in May will be.
In beginning or in end, March its gifts will send.