Lilies to lambs: Easter symbols explained, sunflowers, 6 orchid varieties!

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Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, April 16, 2019

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The Surprising Origins of Easter Symbols: From Lambs to Lilies
The Surprising Origins of Easter Symbols: From Lambs to Lilies
From lambs to lilies, there are many beautiful Easter symbols that have significance to us. But do you know why? The origin of the Easter egg is based on ancient fertility lore. The Easter bunny tradition came from the Germans (similar to Santa Claus). And then there are the Easter foods!...
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Vivid Summer Colors

Show her your love for her through the gift of a vibrant gladiolus flower. Symbolizing honor, remembrance, faithfulness, and sincerity, perfect for someone you hold dear. Use this colorful flower to brighten her garden throughout the summer!

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Sunflowers
Sunflowers
With bright blooms that go from mid-summer to early fall, sunflowers say “summer” like no other plant. Plus, 2021 has been designated the “Year of the Sunflower”! What better way to celebrate than growing some yourself? Our Sunflower Growing Guide covers everything from planting to...
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Orchids
Orchids
Orchids have no equal: They are breathtakingly beautiful, delicate, long-blooming, long-lived, fascinating in fragrance and form, and extremely varied. Few pleasures in gardening surpass the thrill of seeing orchids thrive and bloom. Here’s everything you should know about growing...
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Eating Dandelions: Harvesting, Cleaning, and Cooking
Eating Dandelions: Harvesting, Cleaning, and Cooking
My mother dosed her family with generous amounts of dandelion greens as soon as she discovered their bright leaves poking up through the thatch of the back lawn.
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Carrot Puff
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This colorful Carrot Puff—also called Carrot Soufflé—is a popular side dish. Even kids and adults who aren’t fans of cooked carrots like its smooth, light consistency.

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