Winter pruning and weed prevention, Irish oatmeal scones, auroras
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Daily Newsletter for Friday, March 15, 2019
The little white clouds are racing over the sky,
And the fields are strewn with the gold of the flower of March,
The daffodil breaks under foot, and the tasseled larch
Sways and swings as the thrush goes hurrying by.
–Oscar Wilde (1854–1900)
Ry Cooder (guitarist & composer) was born on this day in 1947. Ron Silver (actor) died on this day in 2009.
Pruning and Weed Prevention
10 Tips for Maintaining a Beautiful Yard
No matter your weather, this is peak time for spring yard cleanup! From pruning to crabgrass prevention, here are 10 tips to cover all you need to know now. There’s a right way to care for your yard, lawn, and garden beds.
Garden Designs for Small Spaces
If your garden is smaller than you’d like, there are a number of clever design techniques that you can use to make the most out of every inch! Whether you have a balcony or rooftop garden or simply live in a home with a small garden space, there are so many great ideas. We’ll show you!
What Are the Northern Lights?
Along with the colorful leaves that fall ushers in, the night sky has its own colorful display near the equinox. The northern lights—one of nature’s most dazzling events—are extra-visible. Shimmering curtains of color waft in the night air. Huge arcs and pillars of color dance and float through the dark. Learn more about the aurora borealis.
Bird Sounds: Eastern Bluebird
You may know the sweet little bluebird from many popular songs, books, and movies, such as “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” from the Wizard of Oz. Learn more about this good friend to gardeners and listen to the sounds of the Eastern Bluebird.