Earth Day ideas, how to grow wildflowers, edible flowers

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Daily Newsletter for Monday, April 22, 2019

spring earth

Late Easter, long, cold spring. 

–Proverb

 

Monday, April 22, 2019
112th day of the year


Ryan Stiles (comedian & actor) was born on this day in 1959.
Former NFL player Pat Tillman was killed while serving as an Army Rangers soldier in Afghanistan. Tillman walked away from a $3.6 million contract with the Arizona Cardinals to join the military after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in th... died on this day in 2004.


 
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Earth Day Ideas

Earth Day 2020
On Earth Day 2020, enjoy the lovely smell of fresh air, clean up some litter, plant a tree, or simply enjoy companionship with nature! Walk through the woods in search of emerging wildflowers and green moss. Go outside, no matter the weather!
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How to Grow Wildflowers!

How to Grow Wildflowers and Help Pollinators
Growing wildflowers in your own garden benefits pollinators, lifts your spirits, and boost harvests, too! We’ll show you how to plant wildflowers—and which wildflower varieties are best.
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What is an Edible Landscape?

Edible Landscaping: Selecting the Right Plants
In an edible landscape, hidden among your usual ornamental flowers and shrubs are herbs, fruit, flowers, and vegetables that you can—yes—eat! It all comes down to choosing the right edible additions for your space.
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Try the Weed Spinner!

All you need is a drill and weeds and their roots are gone in one quick spin! The action is fun, fast, and satisfying! What’s more, there’s no kneeling, bending, or getting your hands dirty. Expect your neighbors to get curious and want to try the Weed Spinner, too. This back-saving drill bit was invented by retired school teacher Vern Ader and we thank him. 
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Fried Dandelion Blossoms

Before you rid your lawn of dandelions, harvest a few and try these yummy Fried Dandelion Blossoms.

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Enjoy Edible Flowers

Flowers You Can Eat!
Yes, there are many flowers that you can eat! Edible flowers are good for healing, too. While there are hundreds of choices, here’s a list of 10 edible flowers that are also easy to grow.
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