5 signs of spring, the Lenten rose, eating "weeds"

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Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, March 10, 2020

We like March, his shoes are purple,
He is new and high;
Makes he mud for dog and peddler,
Makes he forest dry.

–Emily Dickinson (1830–86)

Tuesday, March 10, 2020
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Jung Seed


Discovering Hellebores

Growing Hellebores: The Christmas Rose and the Lenten Rose
The earliest plants to blossom in my garden are the snowdrops. While they are a welcome sign of spring, the hellebores really steal the show as they poke through the last of winter’s snow. Learn more about growing these perennial flowering plants, specifically the varieties of Christmas rose and Lenten rose.



ECHO has all your equipment needs to start the season off right. New products. Innovation. Power. Productivity. Make this spring the best yet with ECHO

All About Orion in March

Stargazing with Orion in March
During the month of March, the most widely recognized constellation at nightfall is Orion, standing upright in the southwest. People who appreciate the outdoors and the night sky may know this prominent constellation best. Here are Orion constellation facts and viewing tips from Almanac astronomer Bob Berman.


3 Warning Signs Your Olive Oil Is Slowing Your Metabolism

Did you know that buying the wrong olive oil could be putting you and your family’s health at risk? Several brands are made up of artificial ingredients that can lead to dry skin, achy muscles and joints, weight gain, and even heart problems. Learn More….

Catch These Signs of Spring

5 Signs of Spring: Birds, Peepers, and Tree Buds
Every year, we patiently look for the first signs of spring in the air—leaves budding, birds singing, and butterflies migrating. Tell Us: What are you observing in your neck of the woods?
Rooster Birdhouse

Functional art for your garden and feathered friends! 

Corned Beef and Cabbage

Corned Beef and Cabbage

Many of us have grown to love some of the good dishes introduced to our table by friends and family with Irish background.

Red Mercury Lantern

Buy 2 or more and get $2.00 off each while supplies last. Includes 10 lights and a 6-hour timer. Takes 2 AA batteries.

Eating Dandelions and Weeds

Eating Weeds: Why Not?
In the spring, I venture into fields, looking for signs of the first wild foods of spring. Yes, I have long foraged for dandelions and edible “weeds” which many people consider a nuisance. Here’s why I eat weeds.
Alpaca Fleece Socks

The cure for cold feet! Alpaca socks are soft, luxurious, and warmer than sheep’s wool. Choose from active outdoor and extreme cold styles.