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MID-ATLANTIC WEATHER WATCH FOR APRIL

Fair and colder (1,2,3,4,5)with showers (6,7,8). Fair and cool (9,10,11,12,13,14,15) with more showers (16,17); fair and cool again (18,19) with yet more showers (20,21) turning fair and mild ( 22,23,24) with again, more April showers in the southern part of the region (25,26).  The month ends with fair and much cooler weather (27,28,29,30). 

GARDENING ACTIVITIES

FOR APRIL 



A THOUGHT 
FOR TODAY'S LIVING 

    "While the truth may be painful 
     to hear today, the wise man will 
     benefit from it tomorrow”

               John Gruber (1768--1857)
  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE...............

NEWS  NEWS  NEWS       

HAGERSTOWN TOWN  AND  COUNTRY ALMANACK 

CONTACT:  Gerald W. Spessard, Business/Sales Manager  TELEPHONE: (301) 491-4002 (Cell)  (717) 294-6086

                                           "God bless my bit of garden
                    And make its flowers grow
                    That it may give some pleasure
                    To all the folks I know” 
                              John Gruber (1768--1857)


MID-ATLANTIC WEATHER WATCH: Fair and colder (1,2,3,4,5)with showers (6,7,8). Fair and cool (9,10,11,12,13,14,15) with more showers (16,17); fair and cool again (18,19) with yet more showers (20,21) turning fair and mild ( 22,23,24) with again, more April showers in the southern part of the region (25,26).  Fair and cool (27,28,29,30). 
 
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 will occur on Sunday, April 29th. Many Native American tribes referred to April’s full moon as PINK MOON because of the many pretty flowers displaying their bright pink hues as they bloom throughout the month. It also has been called FISH MOON because the fishing starts to improve as the weather warms up

SECIAL NOTES: In 2018, April Fool’s Day falls on Sunday, April 1st. Be on the lookout for pranks, and practical jokes that may be coming your way!  Taxes are due on Tuesday, April 17th so be sure to get your taxes filed on time to avoid any penalties (and that nasty interest, too!). If you are, for any reason, going to be late, file a request for an extension immediately using the form found at www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f4868.pdf.  And never 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 liability easily over several months. Go to http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f9465.pdf for an installment agreement request form and mail it in with your return.  Earth Day is observed on Sunday, April 22nd. Call the Earth Day Network at (202)518-0044 or go to www.earthday.net for some interesting, fun, and easy activities that you and your family can do that will help promote a healthier relationship with Mother Earth! 

HOLIDAYS: Easter is celebrated on Sunday, April 1st in 2018. Honor the resurrection of Jesus and attend the church of your chose.    

THE GARDEN: Begin planting indoor seedlings outdoors.  Harden them off first with several short days outside. Set out annuals, perennials, and other bedding plants in late April and remember to apply a balanced fertilizer. Be sure to water new plantings and blooming shrubs (such as azaleas & rhododendron) regularly. Don't forget to water plants under overhangs! 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. 

GRUBER’S THOUGHT FOR TODAY’S LIVING

"Gardens are for all ages: the young for hope of the future, the elderly for fond memories of the past, and for all of those in between”