Swiss chard, coneflowers, Easter bread and bunnies

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Daily Newsletter for Saturday, April 3, 2021

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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)

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Vegetable Gardener's Handbook
 
Swiss Chard
Swiss Chard

Learn how to grow Swiss chard—or simply “chard”—a green known for its bright and colorful stems. This nutritional vegetable does well in both cool and warm weather, and its mild flavor adds healthiness and color to salads, pastas, pizzas, quiches, sandwiches, and more. Here’s how to plant, grow,...
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Earth Day Essentials Giveaway

The Old Farmer’s Almanac has teamed up with If You Care to give one lucky winner a basket full of products ranging from baking sheets to pie pans and everything in between. Enter to win!

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Coneflowers: 7 Best Echinacea Varieties
Coneflowers: 7 Best Echinacea Varieties

Coneflower, or Echinacea, is my favorite native North American plant. This rugged pollinator magnet comes in so many colors, shapes, and sizes. Here are seven coneflower varieties that we have planted over the years with success.
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Add charming sculptures to your garden!

Lifelike and detailed, these sculptures are showstoppers! They make perfect gifts or are a great way to treat yourself to some new garden decor for spring!

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The Surprising Origins of Easter Symbols: From Lambs to Lilies
The Surprising Origins of Easter Symbols: From Lambs to Lilies

From lambs to lilies, there are many beautiful Easter symbols that have significance to us. But do you know why? The origin of the Easter egg is based on ancient fertility lore. The Easter bunny tradition came from the Germans (similar to Santa Claus). And then there are the Easter foods!...
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Get a fun game going with these beautiful cards!

Beautiful vintage French illustrations! This standard deck of playing cards features lovely vegetables on each card.

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Favorite Easter Recipes
Favorite Easter Recipes

From festive Easter breads to pretty Easter pies, browse our favorite recipes for this all-important Christian feast day. Not only do we have Easter dinner covered, but we also have some egg-cellent Easter brunch ideas if that’s more your speed. Think spring—starting with yellow eggs, orange...
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Handy gardening tools with lovely designs!

These garden trowels and transplanters feature wide, large blades that hold large amounts of soil and extra-strong designs that won’t bend, even in the toughest soil type. Plus, they have bright designs to keep your garden cheery!

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Greek Easter Bread With Red Eggs (Lambropsomo)
Greek Easter Bread With Red Eggs (Lambropsomo)

Lambropsomo is the traditional Greek Easter bread. Red eggs are tucked into the dough to symbolize the blood of Jesus Christ.

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What's the best way to sow tiny seeds?

This calendar brings you not just the days of the year, but gardening advice and secrets galore! A favorite of gardeners for more than 40 years, this beautiful calendar offers original full-color illustrations, timely gardening advice, fun facts, quotes, and lore.

 

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