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)

Friday, April 13, 2018
103rd day of the year

Caroline Rhea (comedian & actress) was born on this day in 1964.
Jonathan Frid (actor) died on this day in 2012.

Over $1,000 in Garden Prizes

Gigantic Gardening Giveaway
The Gigantic Gardening Giveaway has ended and a winner has been chosen.
Bright and Sturdy Umbrellas

These stylish umbrellas come in several nature-inspired designs.
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. See how to bring these docile bees to your garden.
Cricket Garden Sculpture

Over a foot long and made of cast iron!
Easiest Perennials

Easiest Perennials to Grow
Find out how to have an easy, carefree garden with these beautiful and low-maintenance perennial plants.
Butterfly Garden Sculpture

Wonderfully detailed, rustproof butterfly in a dark bronzelike finish that will enhance your garden’s beauty.
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!
Glass Sun Catchers

Lots of colors and designs to choose from!
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.

Multicolored Wine Bottle Lights

Turn any wine bottle into a snazzy decoration or a keepsake from a meaningful celebration!