Growing roses, your planting calendar, plants for hummingbirds

This is an archived issue of our Almanac.com Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Sunday, April 7, 2019

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In the springtime: April violets glow
In wayside nooks, close clustering into groups,
Like shy elves hiding from traveller's eye.

–Thomas Buchanan Read (1822–72)

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Planting Calendar
Planting Calendar

The 2021 gardening calendar details your first spring planting dates and final fall planting dates for the U.S. and Canada.
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Best Natural Fertilizer On Earth!

Chicken Soup for the Soil® is 100% toxin free and includes all the elements in the periodic table. Higher quality fruits and vegetables. Will not wash out of soil.

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Roses
Roses

Ready to grow roses in your garden? Our Growing Guide for Roses will get you started—with advice on how and when to plant roses, take care of roses, and prune roses, too. We also share our recommendations on the best types of roses to grow, as well as tips on controlling common...
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Tired of Too Many Lawn Tasks and Not Having the Right Equipment?

It’s Spring and time to take care of the many lawn projects that await you. Wouldn’t it be great to have a single reliable power source that accepts multiple attachments to tackle all sorts of jobs? ECHO’s Pro Attachment Series(TM) is the answer.

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Plants that Attract Hummingbirds
Plants that Attract Hummingbirds

Do you love to watch hummingbirds fly around your garden? Learn which types of plants attract hummingbirds and how to create a hummingbird-friendly environment in your garden!
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Large Wooden Matchboxes

Choose from many different bold designs! Each matchbox is about the size of a deck of playing cards and contains 50 wooden matches with color-coordinated tips.

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Full Moon for April 2021
Full Moon for April 2021

April’s full Moon rises on the night of Monday, April 26. Traditionally called the Pink Moon, this full Moon will also be a spectacular supermoon! Here’s everything you should know about the Moon this month, including facts, folklore, and Moon phase dates.
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The Old Farmer's Almanac All-Natural Ant Repellent

Repels Black, Red, Fire, Crazy, Sweet, and Carpenter Ants!

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The Best-Ever Carrot Cake
The Best-Ever Carrot Cake

The Best-Ever Carrot Cake is moist, rich, and topped with a tasty cream-cheese frosting. We’ve tested this reader recipe, and trust us—it’s aptly named!

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Cricket Garden Sculpture

Over a foot long and made of cast iron!

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