Tulip tips, hydrangea, planting potatoes

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

Heath Ledger (actor) was born on this day in 1979.
Roger Ebert (film critic) died on this day in 2013.

What the heck is a Garden Hod?
It was designed to harvest and wash vegetables and fruit easily, but it has hundreds of other uses, too!

old farmers almanac garden guide

Planting Potatoes

Wondering how to grow potatoes? We’re here to help! The taste and the texture of home-grown potatoes are far superior to those of store-bought spuds, especially the early varieties. . Here’s how to plant, grow, and harvest potatoes in your garden.
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.
Growing Hydrangea

With immense flower heads, hydrangeas flaunt an old-fashioned charm that is hard to resist. Colors also beguile with clear blues, vibrant pinks, frosty whites, lavender, and rose—sometimes all blooming on the same plant!
Healing Stone Wind Chimes

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

Long live the tulip! This brightly colored jewel announces spring’s arrival, along with the cheery daffodil. We 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.
Almanac Tick Remover Tool (3-Pack)

The best tick remover is the one that is easy to carry and always with you! Easy-to-use and safe tick removal tool that attaches to key chains, dog collars, leashes, saddles, and backpacks. Made in the USA from high-strength anodized aluminum that won’t break or bend.
Plan for Success!

Online Garden Planner from The Old Farmer's Almanac
Plan for a more productive garden in 2018 with The Old Farmer’s Almanac Garden Planner. A well-planned garden helps you avoid common issues that affect the health and productivity of your plants.
Solar Iris Stake

By day, these are an artful addition to the garden. By night, they impress with a stunning display of color and light.
Best Planting Dates

Gardening by the Moon Calendar
Our Gardening by the Moon calendar works according to the age-old belief that phases of the Moon affect plant growth. Lunar planting is a longtime Old Farmer’s Almanac tradition. 
Flower Spinners

Flower Spinners add lively fun to your garden. The metal petals of the flower spin around a butterfly, bee, grasshopper, dragonfly, or hummingbird you choose. Each spinner is painted with a metallic paint for a brilliant shine.