Earth Day ideas, how to grow wildflowers, edible flowers

This is an archived issue of our Almanac.com Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Monday, April 22, 2019

spring earth

Late Easter, long, cold spring. 

–Proverb

 

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Earth Day 2021
Earth Day 2021

Every April 22, we celebrate Earth Day! Whether it’s a walk through the woods, picking up litter (while walking!), or buying more Earth-friendly products, here are 10 ways that you can help to care for your planet—plus some absolutely beautiful poetic verse to inspire you!
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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.

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Edible Landscaping: Selecting the Right Plants
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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Fried Dandelion Blossoms
Fried Dandelion Blossoms

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

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Vern Ader's Weed Spinner

Finally, it’s fun and easy to weed!  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. Weeds don’t stand a chance!

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Flowers You Can Eat!
Flowers You Can Eat!

Yes, there are many flowers that you can eat! Edible flowers—such as nasturtiums, viola, clover, and calendula—are not only beautiful but also can be cultivated for food and healing. While there are hundreds of choices, here’s a list of 15 edible flowers that are also easy to grow.
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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!

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