April is the first full month of spring! We hope that your sky is bright and clear, and your grass is growing green. In celebration, check out some of our recipes, gardening tips, and folklore of the season.
Oh, how fresh the wind is blowing!
See! The sky is bright an clear,
Oh, how green the grass is growing!
April! April! Are you here?
—Dora R. Goodale (1866-1953)
The Latin word aperio, meaning "to open or bud," gives us the name April. Spring festivals around the world often fall in this month, from Earth Day to Arbor Day.
What is Arbor Day? A Forest of Facts 
See our calendar page  with all the monthly holidays and events.
Recipes for the Season
Springtime brings the first crops of the season. See a few recipes below:
Sauteed Fiddlehead Ferns 
Spring Vegetable Salad 
Sorrel Linguine With Spring Peas, Green Garlic, and Fresh Ricotta 
Click for more Spring Recipes  using seasonal ingredients from across North America!
Does the warmth of spring turn you thoughts to gardening? It does ours!
Monthly Gardening Jobs 
Make a Container Gardening Planter 
Plant Guides to Roses, Flowers, and Shrubs 
Plant Guides to Vegetable, Herbs, Fruit 
Starting Your Garden 
Are you daunted by the thought of a top-to-bottom spring cleaning? Here are some tips to help.
Make Your Own Cleaners 
Homemade Cleaners for Carpet, Floor, Glass, Drains 
Fix House Problems 
Birds & Fishing
At a glance, find out the best sky events for month—and check out our new sky map!
See April Sky Watch .
Folklore for the Season
April showers bring May flowers.
When April blows his horn, It's good for both the hay and corn.
If the first three days in April be foggy, rain in June will make the lanes boggy.
A cold April the barn will fill.