Spring tonics, rhubarb, compost tea

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Daily Newsletter for Sunday, March 26, 2017

And time remembered is grief forgotten,

And frosts are slain and flowers begotten,

And in green underwood and cover

Blossom by blossom the spring begins.

–Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837–1909)

Sunday, March 26, 2017
85th day of the year

Curtis Sliwa (founder of the Guardian Angels) was born on this day in 1954.
Geraldine Ferraro (in 1984 became the first woman vice presidential candidate on a major U.S. party ticket) died on this day in 2011.


old farmers almanac garden guide

What are Spring Tonics?

Spring Tonics
A Spring Tonic, using the early greens of spring, may be just the thing you need to get through this month!
Tree of Life Indoor/Outdoor Reflective Wall Decoration

Features intricately detailed roots, leaves, branches, and flowers over a backdrop of swirling wind. The finish is very deep and radiant.  
Rhubarb Delights

Favorite Rhubarb Recipes
Ready for rhubarb recipes? We love the classic rhubarb pie, but you also can’t go wrong with a rhubarb crisp, crumb, cake, muffins, or bread! We also have recipes for rhubarb sauce, jam, chutney, and soup!
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. Video of the wind stake in action is available.
How to Harvest Dandelions

Eating Dandelions: Harvesting, Cleaning, and Cooking
My mother dosed her family with generous amounts of dandelion greens as soon as she discovered their bright leaves poking up through the thatch of the back lawn.
Balsam Fir Pillows

Balsam Fir Pillows are traditionally given as a sign of friendship, and it’s easy to see why! The pleasant smell of balsam fir will last for years and there are many designs to choose from that will complement your sofa. 
What is Compost Tea

How to Make Compost Tea
Ever heard of compost tea? It’s a blend of organic matter that’s brewed to give your soil a boost toward optimum health. It’s not easy to make your own compost tea, but for those interested, here’s how.
Hummingbird Thermometer Stake

“Fun” and “functional” describe this special garden thermometer. A hand-painted glass hummingbird sits atop a large, easy-to-read, dial thermometer. The temperature gauge displays both Fahrenheit and Celsius.
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Plan for a Productive Garden!

Five Golden Rules of Garden Planning
Here are five golden rules to make your garden more productive! We’ll help you to avoid many of the pitfalls this year.
Peaceful Moon Large Suncatcher

Made in Ohio from 100% recycled glass at a nonprofit recycling facility. Every piece is individually pressed.