Happy Easter!, growing lilies, flower garden design

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Daily Newsletter for Sunday, April 12, 2020


Loveliest of trees, the cherry now
Is hung with bloom along the bough,
And stands about the woodland ride
Wearing white for Eastertide.

–A. E. Housman (1859–1936)

Happy Easter from The Old Farmer's Almanac!

Almanac Garden Guide
Growing Lilies

Everyone loves lilies. With large, showy blooms, lilies add striking elegance to the yard and garden from early to midsummer. Grown from bulbs, lilies are perennial flowers that will return year after year and require minimal care, provided that you plant them in the right place. 


Best Natural Fertilizer On Earth!

Chicken Soup for the Soil® is 100% toxin free and includes all the elements in the periodic table. Higher quality fruits and vegetables. Will not wash out of soil.
Flower Garden Plans

Flower Garden Plans | Flower Bed Designs
Plan a beautiful perennial flower garden! Flowers not only add beauty to our lives and our landscapes but also lift our spirits and improve our well-being. Here are five of our favorite flower garden layouts, designed by Almanac readers, plus a gorgeous video of our perennial flower bed.
The Old Farmer's Almanac All-Natural Ant Repellent

Repels Black, Red, Fire, Crazy, Sweet, and Carpenter Ants!
Happy Easter!

Fun Facts About Easter For Kids
Do you wonder why we celebrate Easter? Why we dye eggs on Easter? Why is there an Easter bunny? Find out some fun Easter facts from The Old Farmer’s Almanac for Kids!
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.
Epact and Early Easter Dates

What on Earth is Epact?
Here’s a little something deliciously arcane for those who long for the “simplicity” of life before computers. Listed in the Astronomical Glossary of The Old Farmer’s Almanac is the word Epact, expressed as a number from 1 to 30. What is epact? It all goes back to the early days of calculating Easter. 
Kitchen Dish Towels

Discover our large selection of cotton dish towels with country and farmhouse style!
Springtime Around the World

Spring Celebrations Around the World
In many places, the transition from one season to the next is an occasion for a party. The changes from winter to spring, and eventually summer, signal a fresh start; warmer, longer days; the new growing season; and even time to vacation. Through the centuries, people have celebrated with customs that you might find unusual, but read on: These festivities are also a lot of fun!
Tick Removal Tool

The best tick remover is the one that is easy to carry and always with you! This safe tick removal tool attaches to key chains, leashes, and backpacks. Made in the USA from high-strength aluminum that won’t break or bend. Sold as 3-pack for spares and sharing.