Best-ever carrot cake, planet party, peonies

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Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, April 4, 2018

April daisies

April is here!
Blithest season of all the year,
The little brook laughs as it leaps away;
The lambs are out on the hills at play
.

–Eben E. Rexford (1848–1916)

Wednesday, April 4, 2018
94th day of the year


Craig T. Nelson (actor) was born on this day in 1944.
Roger Ebert (film critic) died on this day in 2013.


 
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Is Asparagus Good For You?

Asparagus: Health Benefits
Yep, asparagus is good for you, so even if you don’t grow it yourself, grab a big bunch from a nearby farmers’ market when it’s in season locally. Here’s how asparagus benefits you—and the answer to our most common question about asparagus’s smell!
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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
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$24.69
 
Best-Ever Carrot Cake

The Best-Ever Carrot Cake

The Best-Ever Carrot Cake is moist, rich, and topped with a tasty cream-cheese frosting. We’ve tested this reader recipe, and trust us—it’s aptly named!

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Bright and Sturdy Umbrellas

These stylish umbrellas come in several nature-inspired designs.
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$35.97-$36.97
 
Planting Peonies

Peonies
The peony is outrageously beautiful in bloom from spring to summer—with lush foliage all summer long. Here’s how to grow peonies and get the best peony flowers in your garden.
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Extra-Handy Lazy Susan

Spins effortlessly, won’t tip, and holds a lot! Handcrafted in America by a 150-year-old basket company. Constructed with tough Appalachian white ash and brass nails. 
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$47.97
 
Birth Flower for April

April Birth Flowers
By April, spring’s in full swing, and these birth month flowers are ready to express its happy plans and intrigues.  
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Red Mercury Lantern

Also available in BLUE and CHAMPAGNE!
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$11.95