Vernal equinox arrives, spring tonic, robin song

Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, March 20, 2018


Again rejoicing Nature sees
Her robe assume its vernal hues,
Her leafy locks wave in the breeze,
All freshly steep'd in morning dews

–Robert Burns (1759–96)

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
79th day of the year

Holly Hunter (actress) was born on this day in 1958.
Sir Isaac Newton (physicist) died on this day in 1727.

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Welcome Spring!

First Day of Spring 2019: The Spring Equinox
The spring equinox (also called the March equinox or vernal equinox) falls on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at 5:58 P.M. EDT. This event marks the astronomical first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. Enjoy our spring equinox facts, folklore, photos, and more!


No water, just clean, quiet, and simple!

If you need a place to “go” but it’s difficult and too expensive to install a waste system. This toilet is easy to install almost anywhere.
Caring for Your Daffodils

The bright yellow blooms of daffodils are a wonderful sign that spring is right around the corner. Here are tips on when to plant daffodil bulbs, how to care for your daffodils, and what to do after they flower.
The Old Farmer’s Almanac 2018 Gardener’s Special

The Special Way to a Great Garden! SAVE 20% over buying separately (over $6 off!). Also, get a FREE Gardening Calendar if you order today ($9.99 value). NEW Garden Guide NEW The Gift of Gardening Gardening Notebook
Cook Seasonally!

Spring Recipes: Make the Most of Food in Season!
Delight in the taste of spring! Here are seasonal recipes using asparagus, rhubarb, fresh peas, strawberries, scallions, spinach, fiddleheads, and more!
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. 
Listen to a Robin's Song

Bird Sounds: American Robin
Here you can identify the sounds and bird song of the American Robin. Compliments of The Macaulay Library at The Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
Large Wooden Matches

SAVE 15%* when you buy 5 or more matchboxes with promo code FLAME  *Cannot be combined with any other promo codes.
What's a Spring Tonic?

Spring Tonics
A Spring Tonic, using the early greens of spring, may be just the thing you need to get through this month!
Love You a Bushel and a Peck Coffee Mugs

Large, double-sided, dishwasher-safe mugs. Choose from different fun designs! Handles work equally well for both left- and right-handed people. Each mug includes a generously-sized hole that allows coffee to pour out when the mug is tilted.