Gardening Articles

The classic example of happy companion plants is the legendary “three sisters”—corn, pole beans,... read more
Container gardening is an easy way to garden, especially when you lack yard space. Here are our... read more
To attract your birds to your garden or backyard, you need shrubs and plants that provide food and... read more
With water becoming a scarce and costly commodity in some areas, many vegetable gardeners might... read more
Plants drink their food. If your soil dries out, your plants will starve—or wilt. Take these steps... read more
Here are tips on how to make cold frames for the garden. What is a Cold Frame? Cold frames are... read more
Wildflowers make themselves at home when they're happily married to the soil and climatic... read more
Pruning trees and shrubs may be the most feared act in gardening. Using sharp metal objects to cut... read more
We all know that herbs make great companions in the garden and kitchen. Herbs also have a long... read more
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... 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... read more
Learn how to store your vegetables, fruits, and herbs, especially at harvest time! Apples Never... 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
Here are tips from The Old Farmer's Almanac on how to start your seeds indoors. Team up with a... read more
Planting native species is a surefire route to a stable, low-maintenance, carefree garden. Here... 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