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 2020: When Does the Time Change?
Spring Forward This Weekend!

Daylight Saving Time 2020: When Does the Time Change?
Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, November 1, 2020, at 2:00 A.M.  As we sleep, the clocks “fall back” one hour! See details about the history of “saving daylight” and why we still observe DST today. And 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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Hummingbird Thermometer Stake
 
Tulips
Tulip Planting and Care

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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Bright and Bold Umbrellas
 
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Choosing Best Garden Location

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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$12.95
Wine Bottle Lights
 
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Making Irish Soda Bread

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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