If Michaelmas brings many acorns,
Christmas will cover the fields with snow.
What Are the Quarter Days and What Do They Mean? Where did the dates for Groundhog Day, Midsummer Day, weddings in June, elections in fall, and Halloween originate? It’s all rooted in the ancient Celtic calendar. There are four “Quarter Days” near the solstices and equinoxes; the midpoints were called “Cross-Quarter Days.” Learn why we celebrate...
Protecting Your Garden From Frost Frost injures many plants. When the weather report calls for freezing temperatures overnight, don’t stumble around in the dark covering your cold-sensitive plants. Prepare with our tips on how to protect your garden from frost and also design your garden to reduce frost damage—plus...
Crocuses When it seems like winter will never lose its icy grip, the dainty crocus pushes through the snow to put on a show of colorful revival. Plant this perennial flower in the fall for an early spring delight! Here’s how to plant, grow, and care for crocuses in your garden!
How to Make an Herbal Tincture Herbal tinctures are age-old remedies that can help soothe and heal whatever might ail you. Tinctures are surprisingly easy to make, and fresh herbs make the most powerful tinctures. Here’s how to make herbal tinctures using plants from your garden.