Spring forward this weekend, soda bread, growing guides

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Daily Newsletter for Friday, March 9, 2018

snow melting

Black boughs against a pale, clear sky,
Slight mists of cloud-wreaths floating by;
Soft sunlight, gray-blue smoky air,
Wet thawing snows on hillsides bare
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Emma Lazarus (1849–87)

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Daylight Saving Time 2021: When Does the Time Change?
Daylight Saving Time 2021: When Does the Time Change?

Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday, March 14, 2021, at 2:00 A.M.  On Saturday evening, our clocks need to “spring forward” one hour. See details about the history of “saving daylight” and why we still observe DST today. Plus, let us know what you think!
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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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Tulips
Tulips

Long live the tulip! This brightly colored jewel brightens our days 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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Bright and Bold Umbrellas

These sturdy umbrellas come in several nature-inspired designs.

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Choosing a Location for Your New Vegetable Beds

Whether you’re starting a new vegetable garden or extending an existing one, take time to choose where to site your garden to ensure your crops have the best chance of success. We”ll show you how.
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Wine Bottle Lights

Create ambient lighting from an empty wine bottle! Choose a bottle from a special celebration or because of its interesting shape and color. 

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How to Make Irish Soda Bread

Watch how to make Irish Soda Bread with the editors of The Old Farmer’s Almanac. Many of us make it year-round, not just for St. Patrick’s Day. 
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