The Best Flowers and Plants for April

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April ushers in a time of renewed energy, providing the motivation to organize the garage, pack away winter mittens and clear out corner cobwebs. This is also a perfect time to give the garden a little extra attention before the rain descends.

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About Sharing Your Dirty Laundry

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I like reading polls in magazine about how often people do the most ordinary things. How many hours a day do you watch television? How many times have you ever lied to your boss? How often do you and your spouse make love?

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Why We Wear Green on St. Patrick’s Day

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There are many theories bandied about on the web about why we wear green on St. Patrick’s Day. Some of these theories revolve around green being a part of the Irish Flag, Ireland being a green country and the honoring of an old Irish custom of spreading ashes on the fields to make the land richer. Sadly, there is a darker truth to the reason we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by wearing green.

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Weather or Not

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The light is different now, so I feel we’ve turned a corner on blizzards and icy roads. Winter is a season we take seriously in the Midwest. Wind chill is included when talking about temperature: Fifteen degrees, but feels like minus three with the wind chill factor . . .

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