Easiest roses, household fixes, waking up stiff and sore

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Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, April 15, 2020


Again the blackbirds sing; the streams
Wake, laughing, from their winter dreams,
And tremble in the April showers
The tassels of the maple flowers
–John Greenleaf Whittier (1807–92)

Wednesday, April 15, 2020
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Almanac Garden Guide
Easiest Roses to Grow

Easiest Roses to Grow for Beginners
Today’s roses are no longer high-maintenance divas!! Discover easy-to-grow rose varieties —from Flower Carpet ground cover roses to Knock Out shrub roses to David Austin old-fashioned rose climbers. They shrug off pests and diseases and bring years of classic beauty. You can truly plant and almost forget about them!


Celebrity Trainer: “Muscle Loss in Seniors is Real, But It Doesn’t Have to Be"

Tony Horton reveals the way Americans over 40 can stay strong and fit for years to come and it’s so easy, you can do it right at home.
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Tomato Cages and Stakes

How to Make Tomato Cages and Tomato Stakes
In this video, we explain how to choose the best plant supports for both bush and vining tomato plants, and show how to make inexpensive homemade tomato cages. This helps to prevent branch breakage, provide air circulation, avoid slug damage, and keep tomatoes productive and healthy.
Foaming Hand Soap

These luxurious and fragrant soaps contain shea butter and aloe vera for gentle moisturizing. Choose from many different scents while supplies last. Each comes in a good-looking, generously-sized bottle.
Simple Frittata With Veggies

Frittata Della Nonna

“My Nonna (grandmother) made this frittata in Italy as a child and teen, and they often ate it for brunch after church, slightly cooled, with toast spread with ricotta and

The Old Farmer's Almanac for Kids, Volume 8

Stuck at home? Keep youngsters entertained for hours with fun facts, fascinating stories, and educational activities!
Tips for Household Fixes

15 Tips for Common Household Problems
We’ve discovered 15 good tricks and tips to cure those annoying but common household problems—from a clogged coffee machine to a musty washing machine. Here’s exactly what to do IF …
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.
Joint Stiffness in Morning

Why We Wake Up Stiff and Achy
Do you grunt, groan, and ratchet yourself to a standing position as you get out of bed in the morning? Then, after stretching and moving around for a few minutes, do you feel the achiness and stiffness abate (at least some of it)? There’s a reason for this …
Bold Kitchen Aprons

MOTHER’S DAY GIFT IDEA! There’s always something cooking at The Old Farmer’s Almanac. When it gets messy, we grab for one of these easy-care cotton aprons.