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Fall Leaves: Why Do Leaves Change Color?
Ever wonder why leaves change color? Did you know that fall’s vivid colors are actually hidden...
Planting Garlic in the Fall
Garlic is incredibly useful in the kitchen and surprisingly easy to grow in the garden. The best...
Fall Cleanup in Vegetable Gardens
To avoid problems next year, start your vegetable garden cleanup tasks in autumn before the weather...
Preparing Your Garden for Winter
After a bountiful season, it’s time to prepare your garden for winter—and ensure a beautiful and...
Cranberries: Get ’Em While You Can
Among only a few native North American fruits cultivated commercially in the modern era,...
Best Shrubs for Fall Planting
Fall is the best time to plant shrubs. As the gardening season winds down, it’s the last call for...
How to Cut Back Perennials in Fall
How do you cut back perennials? Some can be cut down after the first killing frost; others can be...
How to Predict a Frost
Frost is one of a gardener’s worst foes! Learn how to predict frost, understand the difference...
The Misunderstood Equinox
Can you balance an egg on the autumnal equinox? Does the Sun rise due east and set due west for all...
Apple Recipes: 15 Favorites for Fall
Enjoy 15 of our must-make apple recipes, including a delicious apple pie recipe, apple cake, apple...
What To Do With Fall Leaves
We don’t call it “fall” for nothing. If lots of leaves have fallen in your yard, why not put them...
Autumnal Equinox 2020: The First Day of Fall
In 2020, the autumnal equinox—also called the September equinox or fall equinox—arrives on Tuesday...
How to Plant a Fall Vegetable Garden
Plant a fall vegetable garden—to extend the growing season and your harvest. See our fall planting...
Bulbs to Plant in Fall
Fall is bulb-planting time! It’s so easy to stick bulbs in the ground—and so magical to see their...
When Do the Seasons Start in 2020?
When do all of the four seasons—fall, winter, spring, and summer—start and end? Find your equinox...
Extend the Growing Season: Cold Frames, Row Covers, and Ideas
Extend your growing season into the colder months so that you can harvest fresh food from your...
Chrysanthemums: When to Really Plant Mums
Every year in the fall, I suffer a bout of mum madness when garden centers and big boxes brim with...
How to Prepare and Cook Acorns
Have you ever wondered if the squirrels might be onto something? In fact, they are! Acorns are...
The Best Fall Flowers for Your Garden
Summer’s end does not mean the flower blooms have to end! Here are some of our favorite fall-...
Planting Vegetables for a Fall Harvest
Summer is still at its peak, but the days are getting shorter and fall is on the way. Are you...
Fall Vegetable Garden Planning: Choosing the Best Plants for Autumn Growing
Plan a vegetable garden to extend into autumn. Now’s the time to plan the fall garden because you...
What is Witch Hazel?
Our witch hazel started blooming in February. Its yellow to orange-red flowers add a slash of color...
September Gardening Tips
After Labor Day, I can feel and see the slowing of photosynthesis as plants wind down their season...
10 Fall Cleanup Tips for a Better Spring Garden
When it comes to fall yard and garden cleanup, we have evolved our thinking. It’s not necessary to...
Houseplant Care Guide
Here are quick tips to keep your houseplants happy and healthy. From knowing how often to water to...
Extending the Growing Season with a Hoop House
You can get more growing days—if not weeks—by building a hoop house! You’ll extend the season into...
Tree-Planting Tips for Fall
From a tree’s point of view, fall is an excellent planting time—even better than spring. Many...
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...
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...
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
There’s pumpkin-spice everything in stores this time of year. Who invented pumpkin spice? Or, where...
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...