Lilacs, flowers for bees, weekend of Moon and Sun

This is an archived issue of our Almanac.com Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Friday, April 16, 2021

white-flower
O! my heart now feels so cheerful as I go with footsteps light
In the daily toil of my dear home;
And I'll tell you the secret that now makes my life so bright—
There's a flower at my window in full bloom.

–Lucian B. Watkins (1878–1920)

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Almanac Garden Guide
 
Lilacs
Lilacs
Who doesn’t love lilacs? The ideal lilac shrub has about 10 canes and produces flowers at eye-level—all the better to enjoy that sweet, haunting fragrance. Learn how to take care of lilacs as well as prune at the right time.
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Celebrity Trainer: “Muscle Loss in Seniors is Real, But It Doesn’t Have to Be"

Tony Horton says he’s found a much more effective way to fight age-related muscle loss - and even build new muscle - that has nothing to do with exercise. Click Here To Watch His Presentation >>

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The Best Flowers for Bees
The Best Flowers for Bees
By now, you are probably aware that about one-third of our food supply depends on native bees. It would be a fruitless harvest without their help! Here’s a list of flowers that provide food for bees when they need it most—and also provide us with good food, flowers, and medicine!
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Where can I find gorgeous and useful purses?

These delightful crossbody bags have a small front pocket adorned with beautiful designs like this sunflower. They also include an adjustable strap - use them as purses, crossbody bags, or even pouches! Plus, they perfectly fit your cell phone!

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Weekend of the Moon and Sun
Weekend of the Moon and Sun
Many of us are simply intoxicated with spring’s magic. The suddenly sprouting flowers, exploding willows, and the return of nature’s smells (which happens whenever the air gets warmer than 50 degrees) is almost sensory overload. But let’s include the sky in our appreciations. This coming weekend,...
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Enjoy spring mornings with charming coffee mugs!

These lovely coffee mugs are perfect for sipping coffee or tea out on the patio, enjoying the sounds of spring birds appearing and the garden starting to bloom!

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Leek Soup to Help You Lose Weight
Leek Soup to Help You Lose Weight
Soup can be an excellent food for dieters, as eating a soup course like leek soup before your evening meal can help you to lose weight.
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Ever get annoyed with zippers that catch?

Great for light jackets and backpacks (or just about anything with a zipper), pewter zipper pulls are fun and convenient! Helpful for people with arthritic hands, too!

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Raising Chickens 101: Choosing the Right Chicken Breeds
Raising Chickens 101: Choosing the Right Chicken Breeds
Choosing the right chicken breed is an important part of raising chickens. Do you want lots of eggs, friendly chickens, or just something fancy? There are so many chicken breeds out there, it can be overwhelming! Here are some things to consider when choosing a chicken breed for your backyard.
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What's a great organic fertilizer for my veggies?

The Old Farmer’s Almanac Tomato & Vegetable Plant Food is an OMRI-listed granular fertilizer for robust tomatoes, vegetables, fruit, herbs, trees and shrubs! Promotes vigorous plant growth with abundant fruit and vegetable yields!

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