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April 2015


  "April prepares her green traffic light and the world thinks Go!” ..... Christopher Morley (1890–1957) 

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 in the south (20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27)returning to fair and mild weather (28,29,30).

TORNADO WATCH: The Hagerstown Town and Country Almanack sees no tornado activity in the Mid-Atlantic Region during the month of April.  

 FULL MOON: April’s 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 Fool’s Day falls on Wednesday, April 1stin 2015.  Be on the lookout for pranks, spoofs, and practical jokes that may be coming your way!  Like it or not, April 15th is tax day so be sure to get your taxes done on time to avoid any penalties (and that nasty interest, too!). Submit an extension request using the form found at if you anticipate not being able to meet that deadline.  And don’t fear……  If you cannot pay the full amount of taxes owed on the due date, you can request an installment plan to help spread the tax payment (and the associated penalty and interest for paying late) over several months. Go to and print off an installment agreement request form and mail with your return.  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 for some nifty ideas and fun and easy activities for you and your family that will help promote a healthier relationship with Mother Earth!

HOLIDAYS: Good Friday falls on April 3rdand Easter Sunday is April 5th. The last day of Passover is April 11th

 THE GARDEN: Look for and remove any tent caterpillars that have appeared (or signs of their presence 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.


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