Symbolizing rebirth and new beginnings, the daffodil is virtually synonymous with spring. Though their botanic name is narcissus, daffodils are sometimes called jonquils, and in England, because of their long association with Lent, they’re known as the “Lent Lily.” Lore connecting the daffodil to not only a sign of winter’s end but a lucky emblem of future prosperity is found throughout the world. In Wales, it’s said if you spot the first daffodil of the season, your next 12 months will be filled with wealth, and Chinese legend has it that if a daffodil bulb is forced to bloom during the New Year, it will bring good luck to your home. Have a wonderful Birthday !
Star-Ledger File PhotoTree huggers come in all sizes and all ages. Commemorate Earth Day 2009 by wrapping your arms around a tree and sharing the photo to prove it. Earth Day 2009 is on April 22. This isn't just any Earth Day. It's the 40th anniversary. Seems like only yesterday, people were throwing old tires in our rivers without a second thought and now here we are, refusing plastic bags, recycling and buying electric cars. Happy April 1st !
The New Jersey Gardening/Farming Meetup Group is planning a Pot luck ~ Earthday Celebration on April 19th starting at 1pm at Basil Brook Organic Pharm. There will be entertainment, free table set up space for crafters, artists and other Meetup groups. There's also plenty of room for those who wish to campout for the night and a hiking trail runs through the back of the farm along the brook.