Houseplants, old-fashioned jokes, our best Easter recipes

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Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, March 28, 2018

daffodils in spring

Daffodils,
That come before the swallow dares, and take
The winds of March with beauty
.
–William Shakepeare (1564–1616)

Wednesday, March 28, 2018
87th day of the year


Reba McEntire (country singer) was born on this day in 1955.
Peggy Fortnum (illustrator) died on this day in 2016.


 
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Beautiful Easter Lilies

Lilies
Everyone loves lilies. With large, showy blooms, lilies add striking elegance to the yard and garden from early to midsummer. Grown from bulbs, lilies are perennial flowers that will return year after year and require minimal care, provided that you plant them in the right place. 
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Silver Mercury Lantern

Standing almost 7 inches tall, these battery-powered lanterns feature 10 lights with a 6-hour timer. 
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$11.95
 
Houseplant Care

Houseplant Care Guide
Houseplants can add color, beauty, and character to your living space! Here are a few key tips for keeping houseplants happy and healthy in your home.
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The Almanac Garden Hod

Harvest and wash fruit and vegetables easily. Plus, enjoy hundreds of other uses! Each hod has the Almanac Sun logo burned into one side with a fire-heated branding iron.
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$59.95
 
Why Bunnies for Easter?

Why Baby Animals are Born in Spring
Why are baby farm animals typically born in the spring? Enjoy our seasonal weather post—and, of course, adorable pictures of baby animals!
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Multicolored Wine Bottle Lights

Turn any wine bottle into a snazzy decoration or a keepsake from a meaningful celebration!
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$12.95
 
Our Best Easter Recipes

Best Easter Recipe Ideas
We’ve taste-tested more Easter recipes! All on one page, browse our best Easter dinner recipe ideas—Easter hams and lambs, deviled egg appetizers, seasonal sides (from asparagus salad to carrot puff), colorful soups, Easter breads and hot cross buns, and delicious Easter desserts (from carrot cake to lovely lemon pie). You’ll also find egg-cellent Easter brunch ideas!
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Refrigerator Notepads

Perfect for recording grocery needs or tasks. Each pad features a positive message and a magnet for hanging up in a handy spot.
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$4.99
 
Old-Fashioned Jokes

Prepare to Be Amused
We dare you to smile—without rolling your eyes—at these jokes from The Old Farmer’s Almanac. Prepare to be amused … .
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Wooden Chickadee Thermometers

SAVE $7 (over 20% off) while supplies last! Made in the USA from a single slab of wood with a metal songbird topper. 
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$24.95