Peas for St. Pat's, soda bread, deer-resistant plants

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Daily Newsletter for Thursday, March 15, 2018

first spring blooms

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)

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Irish Soda Bread
Irish Soda Bread

There’s no need to make a deal with a leprechaun. This Irish soda bread recipe turns instead to science—well, baking soda and baking powder—for a lighter, sconelike loaf.

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Cream of Brussels Sprouts Soup
Cream of Brussels Sprouts Soup

This Cream of Brussels Sprouts Soup is an easy, satisfying meal. Add bacon for a delicious topper.

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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 Grow Berries: Easy for Beginners

Berries and soft fruits are easy to grow for beginners and produce heavy harvests. Here’s the pick of the crop for beginners to grow.
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Vintage Cast Iron Sun

Measures almost a foot across and is made using traditional sand-casting techniques. The weather-resistant finish allows it to be enjoyed outdoors or indoors. 

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Easy Peas-y: How to Plant Peas
Easy Peas-y: How to Plant Peas

Plant peas in early spring—even if there’s snow! And we’ve got a very easy and resourceful way to plant those peas. See how!  (Warning: sense of humor required!)
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Holiday Dish Towels

Festive and cheery! Nicely made, easy-care cotton.

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Deer-Resistant Plants
Deer-Resistant Plants

Oh, dear! Do you have problems with deer eating your garden plants? See our list of deer-resistant plants, flowers, and shrubs to keep the hungry herds away from your garden!
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Farm Sweet Farm Zipper Pouch

Save 43% while supplies last! Handy 9x7-inch zipper pouch bag with a distressed look.

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