Gardening Articles

Between the cold weather and the football games on television, I have had lots of time to pore...

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For a successful planting season, here are some tips on planting tools and proper techniques from... read more
With a rain garden, use—don't lose—the water that falls on your paved areas and roof. Here are two... read more
Contact these garden seed catalogs and mail-order sources to order plants and products. For a list... read more
The smiling faces of sunflowers (Helianthus annuus) growing in your yard are sure to brighten up... read more
Below is a list of annuals and perennials that can be started indoors by seed.  Note: not all... read more
Growing roses can be difficult; in fact, a truly “easy” rose doesn’t really exist outside our... read more
Here are some tips on how to take care of your perennial garden. Loose, well-drained, loamy soil to... read more
Roses, besides being magnificent flowers, have a long history.  Roses’ links to antiquity are... read more
Lily flowers are magnificent plants that command attention wherever they are planted. Add some... read more
Here are quick tips on how to keep flowers looking fresh and at their best—whether you have cut... read more
When it comes to a healthy garden, soil preparation matters. All vegetables need soil that's rich... read more
Keep your garden green with these do-it-yourself watering devices. For tomatoes and peppers: 1.... read more
It is hard to argue against the merits of a large rain barrel positioned to catch rainfall,... read more
A knot garden is artfully laid out and planned in order to resemble the threads of ancient Celtic... read more
There are as many different interpretations of shade garden types as there are books written about ... read more
Imagine the fun of growing ripe, red tomatoes that are no bigger than a pea; crisp, flavorful heads... read more
It’s easy to tell if certain fruits, vegetables and herbs are ready for harvest; others require a... read more
Try growing peanuts in your garden! Often thought of as just a snack to be munched on at ball... read more
Carrots love sandy soil. Add well-rotted manure to improve soil texture and increase nutrients.... read more
When planning on how to design a garden, think about how to keep the flowers blooming all summer... read more
When is your garden soil ready for planting? Here are some tips from The Old Farmer's Almanac.... read more
If you started vegetable plants indoors from seeds, here is advice on transplanting your seedlings... read more
Here at the Almanac, we love to cozy up with some good garden seed catalogs, especially in the... read more
Planting native species is a surefire route to a stable, low-maintenance, carefree garden. Here are... read more
Drought is a pervasive problem in the United States and Canada. In addition, did you know that one-... read more
Planning a landscape is an exercise in imagination. You need to think, dream, and ponder. What do... read more
If you're planning to store produce in a root cellar, here are tips to ensure to ensure that your... read more
Before refrigeration, the root cellar was an essential way to keep carrots, turnips, beets,... read more
A plant terrarium is a mini-ecosystem that creates its own atmosphere and needs little from the... read more
The Praying Mantids, or mantises, have fascinated humans throughout time. If you're among the... read more
Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) is the best known of the 100 or so milkweed species native to... read more
Lichens are an amazing group of plants that could be the oldest living things on Earth. Their... read more
Who hasn’t marveled at the aerial abilities of dragonflies as they glide effortlessly over... read more
Late winter is a good time for pruning in many regions. Here are some tips and a list of common... read more
Have you ever wanted a window box blooming with color in front of your kitchen window? Boxes can be... read more
Herbs are great companions to food in your culinary masterpieces, and they are great companions in... read more
Cyclamens (Cyclamen persicum) are attractive easy-care houseplants that will bloom continuously... read more
African Violets are stunning tropical plants whose flowers resemble violets in color and shape.... read more
Here are a few key growing tips for houseplants. Please add your own tips at the end of this page... read more
Here are a few important tips on how to care for tropical bulbs from The Old Farmer's Almanac... read more