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Preparing Your Garden for Winter
See our list of fall chores to prepare your garden for winter—and ensure a beautiful and vibrant...
Planting Garlic in the Fall
Garlic is incredibly useful in the kitchen and surprisingly easy to grow in the garden. Learn how...
Fall Leaves: Why Do Leaves Change Color?
Why do leaves change color in the fall? When exactly do they change, and how does the process occur...
Fall Chores: Autumn Garden Cleanup
It’s time to start on those fall garden chores. Here is a to-do list for fall vegetable garden...
Cranberries: Get ’Em While You Can
Among only a few native North American fruits cultivated commercially in the modern era,...
Tree-Planting Tips for Fall
From a tree’s point of view, fall is an excellent planting time—even better than spring. Many...
Autumnal Equinox 2018: The First Day of Fall
The autumnal equinox falls on Saturday, September 22, 2018. Here’s everything you need to know...
Fall Vegetable Garden Planning - Choosing the Best Plants for Autumn Growing
In this video, we demonstrate how you can select plants for your fall garden by choosing vegetables...
Planting Bulbs for Spring Flowers
If you enjoy seeing daffodils, tulips, and hyacinth bloom in the spring, keep in mind these bulbs...
Houseplant Care Guide
Houseplants can add color, beauty, and character to your living space! Here are a few key tips for...
Get Your Perennials Ready for Winter
Prepare your perennials for winter! Most perennials can be cut down after the first killing frost;...
What is Witch Hazel?
Witch hazel is a shrub that blooms in late fall and can make for both a valuable landscaping plant...
Best Shrubs for Fall Planting
The gardening season is winding down. Last call for filling in those bare spots in your landscaping...
Fall Leaves: Cleaning up the Lawn, Home, and Garden
While fall cleanup may not be much fun, we choose to see the task as a trade-off for the beautiful...
Fall Foliage Forecast 2017
One of the joys of fall is the beautiful fall foliage—the reds, oranges, yellows, and browns. How...
How to Predict a Frost
Learn how to predict frost, differentiate between a light frost and a hard freeze, and protect your...
Top 10 Apple Recipes
Enjoy 10 of our favorite apple recipes, including the best apple pie recipe, apple butter, apples...
The Old, Misunderstood Equinox
The autumnal equinox occurs annually in late September. The reason for the equinox—and the Earth’s...
What To Do With Fall Leaves
We don’t call it “fall” around here for nothing. If lots of leaves have fallen in your yard, why...
The Value of Leaves
Foliage season is a mixed blessing. I have one eye on the gorgeous spectacle of changing colors and...
Fall Garden: When to Plant Vegetables for the Fall
Here’s a handy fall garden guide to help you decide what to plant in the fall garden and when to...
Chrysanthemums: When to Plant Mums
Every year in the fall, I suffer a bout of mum madness when garden centers and big boxes brim with...
September Song: September Gardening Tips
After Labor Day, I can feel and see the slowing of photosynthesis as plants wind down their season...
How to Prepare and Cook Acorns
Acorns are extremely nutritious and readily available to most, making them a healthy and convenient...
Planting for a Fall Harvest: Fall Vegetables
Plan a fall garden, especially if you have gaps in your garden after harvesting some of your crops...
How to Make Leaf Mold
Fallen leaves can be time-consuming to deal with, so don’t waste all that hard work by throwing...
A Century-Long Passion for Pumpkin Spice
What is pumpkin spice made up of? Who came up with pumpkin spice? Where did this spice blend come...
Pumpkin Mac and Cheese Recipe How-To Video
This delicious macaroni and cheese recipe adds pumpkin for a much loved seasonal taste! Great for...
A Journey Through the Seasons: In Celebration of our 225th Anniversary!
Celebrate the seasons with this beautiful collection of seasonal photos shared by Almanac readers—...
Asters: Stars of the Fall Garden
Summer is winding down but the asters are just getting started, adding splashes of lavender, purple...
Fall Tasks: Harvest, Store & Plant
Like you, I’m harvesting vegetables and fruits from my garden and preparing them for storage. I...
Succession Planting using the Garden Planner
Succession Planting is where you grow more than one crop in the same area of ground during...
Tips and Treats
Outdoor gardening has ended for most of us north of an imaginary line drawn from Los Angeles...
More Winding Down a Difficult Season
If you garden in an area not affected by drought, you may wonder why I’m obsessing. #1: High...
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