Dazzling dahlias, veggies to store year-round, rhubarb bread

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Daily Newsletter for Sunday, April 28, 2019

rain drop

Let the rain kiss you.
Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops.
Let the rain sing you a lullaby
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–Langston Hughes (1902–67)

 

Sunday, April 28, 2019
118th day of the year


Jay Leno (talk show host) was born on this day in 1950.
Mel Bartholomew (construction engineer and gardener known for his Square Foot Gardening method) died on this day in 2016.


 
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Growing Dahlias

Dahlias
2019 is the Year of the Dahlia. These flamboyant, colorful plants yield gorgeous blooms from midsummer through autumn, when many plants are best their best. In colder zones, you’ll need to dig up and store the tubers before the first hard frost if you wish to grow them as perennials. Here’s how to plant, grow, harvest and store dahlias.
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Varieties to Eat Year-Round

Grow a Garden That Keeps Your Pantry Stocked
If the reason you garden is to feed your family, plan this year’s garden to ensure you’ll have enough to see you through until spring. Here are vegetable varieties that you will stock your pantry year-round.
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How to Make a Bean Teepee

How Build a Green Bean Teepee
Bean teepees are easy to make and will provide support for pole beans or even climbing peas. The rounded shape of a teepee makes it sturdy enough to stand up to the wind, so this is a great choice of support if you have an exposed garden.
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Chicken Rice Casserole

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Rhubarb Bread and More!

3 Baked Goods to Make from Scratch
Today, with our desire for convenience, baked goods made from mixes are common, and cakes from bakeries, including those in grocery stores, are the norm. Here you’ll find recipes to entice you to put in the extra time and effort needed to make something delicious from scratch. 
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