Growing hyacinths, getting outside, pruning hydrangeas

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Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, March 31, 2020

bird singing

Everyone suddenly burst out singing;
And I was filled with such delight
As prisoned birds must find in freedom
Winging wildly across the white
Orchards and dark green fields; on; on; and out of sight.

–Siegfried Sassoon (1886–1967)

 
The Old Farmer's Almanac Garden Planner
 
Hyacinth and Muscari
Growing Hyacinths

Hyacinth and Muscari
Hyacinth bulbs are planted in the fall and bloom beautifully in the spring. Here’s a guide to planting and growing hyacinths and grape hyacinths in your home and garden!

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When to Prune Different Kinds of Hydrangeas
Pruning Hydrangeas Correctly

When to Prune Different Kinds of Hydrangeas
When do you prune your hydrangea? Well, it depends on the variety. Yes, we know that sounds tricky but it’s not if you consult our handy cheat sheet to figure out the best time to prune. We’ve included photos in case you’re not sure which hydrangea you have. 

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Cream of Green Pea Soup
Green Pea Soup

Cream of Green Pea Soup

Our Cream of Green Pea Soup has only seven ingredients. The soup’s pretty spring color is perfect for the season! Make with fresh or frozen peas.

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Shea Butter Balms

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Homemade Deodorant, Aftershave, and Shaving Cream
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Homemade Deodorant, Aftershave, and Shaving Cream
Make homemade deodorant for men or women that really works, especially in a pinch! It’s also easy to make a homemade shaving cream, aftershave, and toner. See our simple recipes using natural pantry ingredients.

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Get Outside! It’s Good for Body and Mind
Outdoors and Health

Get Outside! It’s Good for Body and Mind
Maybe you took to heart my recent post about the health dangers of sitting too much. Now it’s time to think about getting outside.

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