Bee houses for natives, clover or shamrock?, Tax Day humor

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Daily Newsletter for Monday, April 15, 2019

almond

Blossom of the almond trees,
April's gift to April's bees,
Birthday ornament of spring,
Flora's fairest daughterling
.

–Sir Edwin Arnold (1832–1904)

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Shamrocks and Four-Leaf Clovers: What's the Difference?
Shamrocks and Four-Leaf Clovers: What's the Difference?
Many of us remember hunting for that elusive “four-leaf clover” as a child, and we’ve all seen that green shamrock on St. Patrick’s Day. That brings us to today’s garden musings. Let’s talk about what a shamrock really is—and what it isn’t!
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Bee Houses for Native Solitary Bees
Bee Houses for Native Solitary Bees
Build a native bee house to enjoy more blooms and greater harvests! Similar to bird houses, bee houses are meant to increase the pollination of your garden plants by the super-pollinating solitary bees, such as mason bees and leafcutter bees. Learn more here.
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Jokes About Taxes and More Humor
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!
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Leg of Lamb Roasted With White Wine and Herbs
Leg of Lamb Roasted With White Wine and Herbs

This recipe for Leg of Lamb Roasted With White Wine and Herbs is a favorite and all thanks to a good neighbor who raised sheep and occasionally treated us

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How to Dye Easter Eggs Naturally
How to Dye Easter Eggs Naturally
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