Cicadas are coming, hydrangea varieties, growing wildflowers

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Daily Newsletter for Friday, April 23, 2021

seasons

Summer, fall, winter, spring,
The seasons rotate as each brings
Its special beauty to this Earth of ours.
Winter’s snow and summer’s flowers;
Frozen rivers will flow come spring,
There is a renewal of everything
.
–Edna Frohock (1906–97)

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Cicadas 2021 Are Coming. Tree and Yard Tips.
Cicadas 2021 Are Coming. Tree and Yard Tips.
“Brood X”—the 17-year periodical cicadas—are emerging in May 2021. We expect the bugs to show up in big numbers in the next couple of weeks. Learn all about these fascinating bugs: where they’ll emerge, how long they’ll be here, telltale signs in your yard, and how to prevent any tree damage.
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There Is One Protein That Can Restart Your "Fat Burner", And No, It's Not Red Meat

Most Americans struggle with weight gain, junk food cravings, and even belly bloat. The blame is commonly pointed towards a bad metabolism, poor genetics, and even old age. A new breakthrough discovery shows that the real culprit is linked to one extremely common protein. Learn More >>

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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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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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Growing Wildflowers | Selecting Wildflowers
Growing Wildflowers | Selecting Wildflowers
Interested in growing wildflowers? Fall and spring are great times to plant a new wildflower meadow or renovate an old patch! Here’s are five of our favorite national wildflowers as well as lists of wildflowers by region—plus tips on how to select wildflowers for your yard and ...
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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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Grape-Nut Pudding
Grape-Nut Pudding

Guests will go nuts for this Grape-Nut pudding—a creamy custard with the cereal “crust” on the bottom.

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Where can I get weather forecasts and planting dates for spring?

The Old Farmer’s Almanac is your trusty companion for spring! Always timely, topical, and distinctively “useful, with a pleasant degree of humor,” the Almanac is sure to help you plant by the Moon’s phases, get scrumptious vegetables growing, look out for storms, and more!

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Stinging Nettle: Plant of a Thousand Uses
Stinging Nettle: Plant of a Thousand Uses
Often thought of as just a weed, the stinging nettle (Urtica dioica) is a wild plant that has hundreds of uses from culinary to medicinal. Discover the many ways that you can benefit from nettles in the kitchen and in the garden. 
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"Live like someone left the gate open" with these fun socks!

These colorfully printed socks will brighten your days with dancing cows making the most of life outside the gates! 

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