Garden tasks by month! Asparagus and frittatas

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Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, April 10, 2018

blackbird

Again the blackbirds sing; the streams
Wake, laughing, from their winter dreams,
And tremble in the April showers
The tassels of the maple flowers
.
–John Greenleaf Whittier (1807–92)

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Gardening Tips & Tasks
Gardening Tips & Tasks
What to do in the garden this month? Check our regional to-do list just for you!  For all 12 months of the year, we’ve put together suggestions and gardening tips specifically for your region of the country.
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Bring Some Balance into Your Garden!

These 8 “infinity” stones, thoughtfully balanced, symbolize safety and hope for a traveler moving along life’s path. As a gift for a friend or in your own garden they show friendship and welcome all who pass by.

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Asparagus
Asparagus
Asparagus is one of the first plants that greets us in springtime! It’s a perennial, which means that once it gets established, the tender spears will return year after year. In addition, its ferny foliage makes an excellent ornamental. Here’s how to grow asparagus—from planting through harvest!
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Sun Wind Chime

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

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What’s the Slowest-Spinning Planet?
What’s the Slowest-Spinning Planet?
Space is famous for zippy activity, like streaking meteors that sail through the night sky. But space has another face—a slow-and-easy side. In reality, Venus, the Moon, and many of our most beloved sky objects are as slow as molasses. What’s the slowest-moving planet? Slowest-spinning star? Read...
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Dragonfly Sundial

Made out of cast iron and measures 10 inches across!

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Cream of Fiddleheads Soup
Cream of Fiddleheads Soup

Early spring means fiddleheads! These are the young, tightly curled fronds of the ostrich fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris). If you can’t find fiddleheads, you could try this soup with sliced fresh asparagus, but we urge you to try and hunt down these delightful tender plants of spring if you can!

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Angel Wind Chime

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

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Purslane: Health Benefits and Recipes
Purslane: Health Benefits and Recipes
Purslane, or Portulaca oleracea, is a garden weed that is edible and has many health benefits. Find out the benefits of the purslane plant here, and get a purslane recipe!
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Fish Skeleton Wind Chime

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

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