Earth Day ideas, how to grow wildflowers, edible flowers

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Daily Newsletter for Monday, April 22, 2019

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Monday, April 22, 2019
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Earth Day Ideas

Earth Day 2020
This year, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on Wednesday, April 22, 2020. The connection that we have to nature, plants, and the land is integral to our health and all that we are. Earth Day reminds us to take care of our planet—whether it’s cleaning up litter, planting more trees, recycling and repurposing, or going on a walk in a green space amidst the wildflowers. See ideas to celebrate!


Stop and smell the...Lilies

One of the most beloved bulbs for the summer garden, lilies burst in with an explosion of blossoms and colors. Offering swoon-worthy scents, strong stems and notable petals, lilies are perfect as cut flowers.

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.
Fried Dandelion Blossoms

Fried Dandelion Blossoms

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

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.

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.
All-Natural, DEET-Free Insect Repellent

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!