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April 2015

"April prepares her green traffic light and the world thinks Go!"
Christopher Morley (1890Ė1957)

Mid-Atlantic Weather Watch: Fair and mild (1, 2) turning colder with showers, some possible snow in the northern part of the region (3, 4). Periods of rain, storms (5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11). Fair and mild (12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17) with more showers, cooler (18, 19). Storms mainly in the south (20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27)returning to fair and mild weather (28, 29, 30).

Full Moon: Aprilís Full Moon has often been called Fish Moon as fishing starts to improve as the weather warms. It has also been referred by many Native Americans as Pink Moon because of the many pretty flowers displaying their bright pink hues as they bloom throughout the month.

Special Notes: April Foolís Day falls on Wednesday, April 1st in 2015. Be on the lookout for pranks, spoofs, and practical jokes that may be coming your way! Earth Day is observed on Wednesday, April 22nd. With a little added effort each day, we each can do much more to protect her today and for the future. Call the Earth Day Network at 202-518-0044 or go to www.earthday.net for some nifty ideas and fun and easy activities for you and your family that will help promote a healthier relationship with Mother Earth!

The Garden: Look for and remove any tent caterpillars that have appeared (or signs of their presences like the start of webs in branches. Water new plantings and blooming shrubs (such as azaleas & rhododendron) regularly. Don't forget to water plants under overhangs. To keep your Easter lilies blooming longer; place them in indirect sunlight in a cool room. When the flowers open up, pinch off the yellow anthers. Once your blooms have faded and all danger of frost has passed, remove the lily from its pot and plant it in a sunny spot in the garden. Easter Lilies like lots of water and good drainage. Be sure to mulch the roots of the plants over winter and remove the mulch again in spring. You'll enjoy your Easter Lilies for years to come. The best way to control pests in your garden is to plant resistant varieties. Garlic and pepper sprays, row covers and wood ashes are other effective natural methods for guarding your garden against unwanted visitors.

J. Gruberís Thought For Todayís Living

"We are about as happy as we make up our minds to be"

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