5 steps to a great yard cleanup, what is Passover?, gardening by the Moon

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Daily Newsletter for Friday, April 19, 2019


April brings the primrose sweet,
Scatters daisies at our feet

–Sara Coleridge (1802–52)


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5 Steps to a Great Yard Cleanup

5 Ways to Spring Clean Your Yard and Garden
Spring has arrived! It’s time to take a look at the state of your yard. We’ll boil it down to 5 steps so you’re in great shape for the season!
Full Moon Today

Gardening by the Moon
Gardening by the Moon is a great way to plan your garden. Many of our readers follow the age-old practice of planting by the Moon’s phase for a healthier, more productive garden.

Want to enjoy the beautiful Moon year-round? Check out our 2019 Moon Wall Calendar that is loaded with amazing lunar lore, facts, and photos!   

Making Orchid Babies

Orchid Babies! Potting an Orchid Keiki
One of my orchids had babies! Yes, many orchids grow little baby plants or”keiki.” You can remove these plantlets and pot it up to grow more orchids. Here’s how it’s done.
Vern Ader's Weed Spinner

Finally, it’s fun and easy to weed!  What’s more, dandelions don’t stand a chance!

The Weed Spinner is an innovative drill-driven weed removal bit that spins out weeds and their roots in one whirling motion.The action is fast and the result is very satisfying! What’s more, there’s no kneeling, bending, or getting your hands dirty.

Passover Meaning and Foods

Passover 2020: When Does Passover Begin?
Passover 2020 begins at sundown on Wednesday, April 8. See more information on Passover dates, meaning, and traditional recipes, including charoset and beef brisket.
Crossbody Purses for Cell Phones by Chala

Top-seller! Available in different nature-inspired designs! Perfect size for carrying most cell phones, cash, ID, and a few credit cards. Very nicely made and features adjustable straps.

Updated! Easter Recipe Ideas

Best Easter Recipe Ideas
Here at the Almanac, cooking and baking is a source of comfort and calm. This year, our Easter recipes are a little simpler but just as delicious. We’ll also have time to bake a festive Easter bread! See our list of Easter dinner ideas as well as egg-cellent Easter brunch ideas!
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