Growing green beans, hydrangea varieties, tips for health and happiness

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Daily Newsletter for Monday, April 20, 2020

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This is the time we dock the night
Of a whole hour of candlelight;
When song of linnet and thrush is heard—
And love stirs in the heart of a bird
.
–Katharine Tynan (1861–1931)

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Green Beans
Green Beans
Green beans are a staple of so many vegetable gardens because they are so easy to grow—even in limited space—and incredibly productive! Here’s how to plant, grow, and harvest green beans—both the pole and bush types.
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Hydrangea Varieties for Every Garden
Hydrangea Varieties for Every Garden
“What type of hydrangea do I have?” This is a common gardening question because there are many types, colors, and shapes of hydrangeas. Here’s an overview of the most popular hydrangea varieties—with beautiful pictures! Identify your hydrangea or choose one that’s best for your garden!
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How to Attract Earthworms to Your Garden
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Earthworms are the foundation of a healthy, thriving garden. Called “nature’s plows,” earthworms’ tunnels improve soil aeration and drainage, making it easier for plant roots to penetrate the earth. Earthworms’ casts also improve soil structure and nutrient availability—which increases garden...
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Simple Baking Ideas: Even When Low on Flour
Simple Baking Ideas: Even When Low on Flour
Baking has become such a popular pastime during this quarantine that some stores have run out of flour. With that in mind, let’s consider (1) some simple baking ideas that use less flour, (2) low-flour recipes, and (3) no-flour recipes. We’ve added new flourless recipes that are truly some of our...
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Down Home Tips for Health and Happiness
Down Home Tips for Health and Happiness
Most Americans equate “health” with professional health care, especially now, but I’d go so far as to say that self-care and family-based caregiving are the foundations of both good health and happiness.
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