Easiest perennials, jokes about taxes, native bees

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Daily Newsletter for Friday, April 13, 2018

child and dandelion

A flower is looking through the ground,
Blinking at the April weather;
Now a child has seen the flower:
Now they go and play together
–Harold Monro (1879–1932)

The Best Pollinators?

Native Bees: The Best Pollinators for Your Garden
The super-pollinators of the garden are … native bees! While honey bees have their place, it’s our native solitary bees—such as mason bees and leafcutter bees—which are most vital to our flowers and food. Learn more about these amazing heroes of pollination—and see how to bring these docile bees to your garden.
Bright and Bold Umbrellas

These sturdy umbrellas come in several nature-inspired designs.
Easiest Perennials

Easy Perennial Flowers for Beginners to Plant
Discover easy perennial flowers that are great for beginners, bringing beautiful blooms to your garden—year after year. This year, we’ve also added a few 2020 highlights. Now get out there and plant flowers to bring you color and calm this year!
Cricket Garden Sculpture

Over a foot long and made of cast iron!
Jokes About Taxes

Jokes About Taxes and More Humor
April 15 is “Tax Day” in the United States. Here are a few jokes to help lighten the mood!
Butterfly Garden Sculpture

Wonderfully detailed, rustproof butterfly in a dark bronzelike finish that will enhance your garden’s beauty.
Dill and Potato Cakes

Dill and Potato Cakes

Our dill and potato cakes recipe combines two classic flavors in a simple and savory way. Six ingredients turn into a scrumptious and sophisticated side dish.

Glass Sun Catchers

Lots of colors and designs to choose from!