Tulip tips, hydrangea, planting potatoes

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Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Buds are bursting in the hedges,

Leaves are creeping up the lane,

Everywhere the sap is stirring

Love awakens to life again.

–John Dennis (1658–1734)

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
94th day of the year


Craig T. Nelson (actor) was born on this day in 1944.
Roger Ebert (film critic) died on this day in 2013.


 

old farmers almanac garden guide

 
Planting Potatoes

Potatoes
Our Potato Growing Guide covers planting, growing, and harvesting one of our favorite vegetables! Also, see tips on how to store potatoes to keep them fresh—and some homemade potato recipes.
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Ode to a Cow Almanac Wooden Sign

This poem was originally printed in The 1936 Old Farmer’s Almanac. Its inspirational advice is still relevant for today’s busy lifestyles.
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Growing Hydrangea

Hydrangeas
With immense flower heads, hydrangeas flaunt an old-fashioned charm that is hard to resist. Unrivaled in the shrub world for beautiful flowers, the elegant ladies are easy to cultivate, tolerate almost any soil, and produce abundant blooms. Colors beguile with clear blue, vibrant pink, frosty white, lavender, and rose blossoms—sometimes all blooming on the same plant! 
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Healing Stone Wind Chimes

Enjoy the soothing sounds of wind chimes precision-tuned to complement the natural properties of their gemstones. Choose from amethyst, jade, or turquoise.  
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$49.99
 
Tulip Tips

Tulips
Long live the tulip! Plant this brightly colored jewel now for a lovely display in early spring. We truly look forward to seeing those blue-green leaves start to emerge as the Earth awakens from its winter sleep! Here are our tips on how to plant and care for tulips.
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Easy and Safe Tick Remover Tool (3-Pack)

The best tick remover is the one that is easy to carry and always with you! This safe tick removal tool attaches to key chains, leashes, and backpacks. Made in the USA from high-strength aluminum that won’t break or bend. 
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$16.95