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Painting Pots: The Sponge Technique
Beautifully painting a flower pot might seem like a daunting task, but the easy sponge technique...
How to Make a Hollyhock Flower Doll
Learn how to make old-fashioned hollyhock doll out of flowers, a delightful children’s craft for...
Remembering the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake
At 5:12 A.M. on Wednesday, April 18, 1906, an earthquake woke up residents of San Francisco and...
Tune in to our daily and monthly podcasts: The Old Farmer’s Almanac Radio Report, The Farmers...
Gardening by the Moon's Sign Dates April 2016
Use the April 2016 dates shown in the Moon’s Astrological Place list below to find the best days...
Gardening by the Moon's Sign Dates May 2016
Use the May 2016 dates shown in the Moon’s Astrological Place list below to find the best days for...
Best Days for the Month of May 2016
Here is a snapshot of the Best Days for the month of May 2016—from Best Days to quit smoking to...
Best Days for the Month of April 2016
Here is a snapshot of the Best Days for the Month of April 2016—from best days to quit smoking to...
July Birth Flowers
July’s birth flowers are dramatic head-turners, one being the star of water features and the other...
August Birth Flowers
August’s bright, showy flowers capture the essence of sunny, late summer days. What is the Flower...
December Birth Flowers
December’s flowers may be very different from each other, one being a bulb and the other an...
November Birth Flower
November’s birth flower recalls the vibrant colors of October’s autumn leaves. What is the Flower...
October Birth Flowers
Both of October’s flowers are colorful annuals that thrive in full sun. What is the Flower for the...
June Birth Flowers
June’s birth month flowers are among the most fragrant of all. What is the Flower for the Month...
May Birth Flowers
The sweet flowers of May embody the hopes and dreams of those who give them. What is the Flower...
April Birth Flowers
By April, spring’s in full swing, and these birth month flowers are ready to express its happy...
March Birth Flowers
When the flowers begin to emerge in March, it seems that these cheery yellow blooms are among the...
February Birth Flowers
With Valentine’s Day on people’s minds, February is a big month for flowers. Surprisingly, the red...
January Birth Flowers
In the dark month of January, nothing lifts the spirits quite like ebullient, colorful flowers....
October Birthstone: Color and Meaning
The October birthstone, the opal, symbolizes faithfulness and confidence. The word comes from the...
September Birthstone: Color and Meaning
The September birthstone, the sapphire, was once thought to guard against evil and poisoning. It...
August Birthstone: Color and Meaning
August’s birthstone, the peridot, symbolizes strength. The largest peridot ever found weighs 319...
April Birthstone: Color and Meaning
The April birthstone, the diamond, in addition to being a symbol of everlasting love, was once...
June Birthstone: Color and Meaning
June’s birthstone, the pearl, has long been a symbol of purity. June Birthstone Color Pearls form...
March Birthstone: Color and Meaning
The March birthstone, the aquamarine, was thought to cure heart, liver, and stomach diseases—all...
February Birthstone: Color and Meaning
The February birthstone, the amethyst, is said to strengthen relationships and give its wearer...
Best Days for the Month of March
Here is a snapshot of the Best Days for the month of March 2016—from Best Days to quit smoking to...
Gardening by the Moon's Sign Dates
Use the March 2016 dates shown in the Moon’s Astrological Place list below to find the best days...
Calendars and How We Count the Years
Why do we start the calendar year in January? How do we determine when a calendar year begins? Eras...
Quarter Days and Cross-Quarter Days
Ever wonder how Groundhog Day got started, why weddings were traditionally in June, or why we hold...
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How to Preserve Herbs, Vegetables and Fruit in Vinegars
Preserving crops in vinegars is a great way to capture the aromas of herbs and other home-grown...
Thanksgiving: Slow Food, Slow Down
Everyone has heard of fast food but Thanksgiving is a time to think about slow food. No, I don’t...
Wedding Photos and Images
Enjoy these winning wedding photos—and we thank our readers for sharing their pictures with the...
Halloween is Pumpkin Weather for Zoos!
It’s getting close to Halloween. Time to give a pumpkin to—to a polar bear. Isn’t it obvious?...
Holiday Gift Ideas
Enjoy four of our Christmas gift ideas this year! They’re unique, American-crafted, and trusted by...
Best Days Timetable
Our astrological timetable, based on the Moon’s sign, show the best days for certain activities...
Enter your birthday to find your Zodiac sign! Discover your personality characteristics.
Our daily calendar showing significant events (births, deaths, holidays).
Complete Moon phase calendar, showing Moon’s age, percentage illumination, and major Moon phases...
The Blue Moon: When Is the Blue Moon?
What is a Blue Moon? And why is it called a Blue Moon? There’s been a lot of hype. Get the scoop ...
Perk up salads, marinades, sauces, and other dishes. Flavored vinegars are easy to make and can be...