Wisteria, follow the Moon, 3 simple soil tests

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Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, April 9, 2019

child watering flower

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 Monroe (1879–1932)

Tuesday, April 9, 2019
99th day of the year


Cynthia Nixon (actress) was born on this day in 1966.
Harry Babbitt (sang with the Kay Kyser big band on such hits as "The White Cliffs of Dover" and voiced the laugh of Woody Woodpecker) died on this day in 2004.


 
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Growing Wisteria

Wisteria
A high-climbing vine, wisteria blooms vigorously in spring with large, drooping clusters of lilac or bluish-purple flowers. Here’s how to plant, grow, and care for wisteria in your garden!
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3 Easy and Quick Soil Tests

3 Simple DIY Soil Tests
Success in the garden starts with the soil. It, as much as—and sometimes more than—moisture and sunlight, determines whether plants thrive or die. Here are a few quick and easy ways to test your soil.
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All-Natural, DEET-Free Insect Repellent

The Old Farmer’s Almanac name is on the bottle. If it doesn’t effectively repel ticks, mosquitoes, blackflies, chiggers, and other biting bugs we will give you your money back!
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Follow the Moon Tomorrow

Sky Map: April 2019
In Earth’s Northern Hemisphere, April is the month when the world awakes from its long winter sleep. The weather is warmer, and this encourages sky gazers to spend more time observing the heavens. Let’s follow the Moon during the middle 10 days of April as she crosses the southern sky. 
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Live Like Someone Left The Gate Open

Colorful socks with terrifc advice! Makes a great gift!  
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Old-Fashioned Raisin Cookies

Old-Fashioned Raisin-Filled Cookies

These delicious yet not overly sweet cookies are perfect for bringing to a cookie swap, sticking in a lunchbox for a special treat, or enjoying with a cup of tea.

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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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Wisdom From Ben Franklin

The Enduring Wisdom of Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin is well known for his witty sayings and proverbs—that continue to convey timeless truths. In honor of Ben, we pair three of his lesser-known adages with anecdotes that demonstrate his enduring wisdom! 
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Local Farmers' Market Tote

Features long and short handles for convenience. Plus, a two-sided design and small interior pocket.
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