Dandelion jelly, back pain, transplanting hostas, pot marigold

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Daily Newsletter for Friday, April 12, 2019


Again the blackbirds sing; the streams
Wake, laughing, from their winter dreams,
And tremble in the April showers
The tassels of the maple flowers
–John Greenleaf Whittier (1807–92)

Friday, April 12, 2019
102nd day of the year

Vince Gill (musician) was born on this day in 1957.
Georgia Engel (actress, best known as Georgette Franklin on The Mary Tyler Moore Show) died on this day in 2019.

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Dandelion Jelly Recipe

Dandelion Jelly

This dandelion jelly recipe makes a beautifully golden, clear, delicate jelly. It’s surprisingly delicious—similar in taste to honey. Perfect for spring!

Planting and Moving Hostas

Hostas are hardy perennials that are especially perfect for a shady garden. Reliable and very easy to grow, hostas are long-lived—and may even outlive the gardener!
Pewter Key Rings

Handmade in Vermont. Makes a great gift!
Plant Comforting Calendula

Growing Calendula: How to Grow Pot Marigold
No other flower in the cutting garden glows with cheerfulness quite like calendula, commonly called the pot marigold. This bright yellow and orange flower is not only calming to my spirit, but also has many other benefits: it attracts pollinators, repels pests, has healing properties, and is edible! Learn more about growing calendula.
Dishwasher-Safe Bamboo Cutting Board with Rooster

This handy cutting board sports a hole in the corner—just like The Old Farmer’s Almanac itself. 
The Color Purple

Purple Reigns! Why Purple Foods Are Good for You
Purple power! Did you know that purple vegetables and fruit aren’t just colorful? These edibles are packed with potent antioxidants—and usually more flavorful! Discover purple potatoes, purple carrots, and more.
Local Farmers' Market Tote

Features long and short handles for convenience. Plus, a two-sided design and small interior pocket.
$6.97 (You Save $5.00)
Back Pain Self-Care Tips

Preventing Back Pain
Oh my aching back! If you’re like 80 percent of American adults, you’ve probably suffered from, will suffer from, or maybe even currently suffer from lower back pain that keeps you out of work, affects your ability to do many daily chores, and/or interferes with your sleep. Here are self-care tips.
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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!