When to plant what, what weeds say, barn pics

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Daily Newsletter for Monday, April 9, 2018


When April blows his horn, 
It's good for hay and corn

Monday, April 9, 2018
99th day of the year

Cynthia Nixon (actress) was born on this day in 1966.
Harry Babbitt (sang with the Kay Kyser big band on such hits as "The White Cliffs of Dover" and voiced the laugh of Woody Woodpecker) died on this day in 2004.

When to Plant What?

Planting Calendar
Wondering when to plant what? Check out our Planting Calendar to see when to start seeds and plant outdoors in your area!
Angel Wind Chime

This nicely detailed chime is made from thick, rust-proof aluminum to last! Save $10. No promo code needed.
What Weeds Tell You

Weeds as Indicator Plants
Weeds are annoying, but they can also be great indicator plants, telling you what nutrients your garden is lacking or what it has in excess. Before you pull out the pesky weeds that are overtaking your cultivated plants, take a minute to notice what is growing.
Fish Skeleton Wind Chime

The perfect wind chime for the avid fisherman. Cats like it, too!
April Night Sky

Sky Watch: April 2018
Welcome to the April 2018 Sky Watch!  See what to look for in the night sky tonight, including bright planets, the full Moon, and more celestial highlights!
Dragonfly Sundial

Made out of cast iron and measures 10 inches across!
Do You Crack Your Knuckles?

Is Cracking Joints Bad for You? Why Do Joints Crack?
Is cracking knuckles bad for you? Why do joints crack? Maybe you’ve picked up this common habit yourself.
Cricket Garden Sculpture

Over a foot long and made of cast iron!
Why Barns Are Painted Red

The Evolution of the American Barn
Who doesn’t enjoy catching sight of an American barn when they drive down the road? Discover the interesting history of American barn styles—and enjoy these historic barn pictures. Plus, we answer that popular question: Why are many barns painted red?
Sun Wind Chime

Made of brass and features pretty patina that will improve over time.