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Growing Roses: Tips and...
Growing roses can be difficult; in fact, a truly “easy” rose doesn’t really exist outside our...
The History of Roses:...
Roses, besides being magnificent flowers, have a long history. Roses’ links to antiquity are...
Lily Flowers: Will the...
Lily flowers are magnificent plants that command attention wherever they are planted. Add some...
Flower Bouquets: How to...
Here are quick tips on how to keep flowers looking fresh and at their best—whether you have cut...
Watering Devices: Do It...
Keep your garden green with these do-it-yourself watering devices. For tomatoes and peppers: 1....
Rain Barrels: Harvest...
It is hard to argue against the merits of a large rain barrel positioned to catch rainfall,...
A knot garden is artfully laid out and planned in order to resemble the threads of ancient Celtic...
Shade Garden and Plant...
There are as many different interpretations of shade garden types as there are books written about ...
Baby Vegetable Gardening
Imagine the fun of growing ripe, red tomatoes that are no bigger than a pea; crisp, flavorful heads...
Carrots love sandy soil. Add well-rotted manure to improve soil texture and increase nutrients....
When is Soil Ready for...
When is your garden soil ready for planting? Here are some tips from The Old Farmer's Almanac....
If you started vegetable plants indoors from seeds, here is advice on transplanting your seedlings...
Ordering Garden Seeds
Here at the Almanac, we love to cozy up with some good garden seed catalogs, especially in the...
Natural Landscaping: Go...
Planting native species is a surefire route to a stable, low-maintenance, carefree garden. Here are...
Coping with Drought
Drought is a pervasive problem in the United States and Canada. In addition, did you know that one-...
Root Cellars: Handle...
If you're planning to store produce in a root cellar, here are tips to ensure to ensure that your...
Terrariums: Making A...
A plant terrarium is a mini-ecosystem that creates its own atmosphere and needs little from the...
Lichens are an amazing group of plants that could be the oldest living things on Earth. Their...
Winter Pruning Guide...
Late winter is a good time for pruning in many regions. Here are some tips and a list of common...
Spring Pruning Guide...
Here is a spring pruning guide for trees and shrubs. The Old Farmer’s Almanac presents a guide to...
Make a Window Box
Have you ever wanted a window box blooming with color in front of your kitchen window? Boxes can be...
Growing Guide: Herbs
Growing herbs is fairly easy to do. The below Growing Guide to Herbs chart will take you...
Cyclamens: A Christmas...
Cyclamens (Cyclamen persicum) are attractive easy-care houseplants that will bloom continuously...
African Violets are stunning tropical plants whose flowers resemble violets in color and shape....
Here are a few key growing tips for houseplants. Please add your own tips at the end of this page...
Care of Tropical Bulbs
Here are a few important tips on how to care for tropical bulbs from The Old Farmer's Almanac...
Best Bulbs for...
When you shop for bulbs, you’ll see some labeled as “good for naturalizing.” This means that they...
Flower Bulb Growing Tips
Here are key flower bulb growing tips from The Old Farmer’s Almanac. Turn the soil over to a depth...
Best Berries to Grow in...
Here’s a great chart listing the best berries to grow in your garden by region and by variety of...
Weed Control: How to...
Here are tips on how to control weeds in your garden—and recommended treatments for different types...
Manure creates nutrient-rich, moisture-retaining soil for your plants. The most common sources of...
An accurate soil test will indicate your soil’s pH level will specify the amount of lime or sulfur...
Lawn Care Techniques
The more you let nature do the work for you, the easier it will be to care for your lawn. Here are...
Plants for Fall Color
Add an extra season of interest with fall-blooming flowers, colorful shrubs, and other plants that...
Ground Cover Choices
A baffling problem for many gardeners is what to grow in hot, dry, or gravelly areas that are too...
Lawn Problems and Cures
Do you have lawn problems that need a cure? Walt Whitman called weeds “plants whose virtues have...
If you are looking for an attractive ornamental tree for your yard, there are the old standbys like...
At one time, most lawns had at least some clover growing in them, and many were almost entirely...
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