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Garden Plans & Design Articles
Winter Landscaping: Tune In To The Four Winds
It’s winter, the dormant season. Plant and tree growth has slowed to a crawl or stopped completely...
Firescaping Your Yard and Garden
What can you do to protect your yard from fire? Learn about “firescaping”—with 11 natural steps to...
Ornamental Trees with Year-Round Appeal
If you’re looking for an attractive ornamental tree for your yard, chances are that you are...
How to Espalier: Fruit Trees in Small Spaces
Want to grow a fruit tree but short on garden space? Here’s how to espalier your fruit tree—so it...
Create a Rain Garden: Two Designs and Plant List
With a rain garden, use—don’t lose—the torrent of rain water that falls on your paved areas and...
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...
Raised Bed Gardens and Small Plots
Grow more in less space with interplanting, succession planting, and other techniques. Robin has...
How I Saved Money Each Year Using the Garden Planner
This past year, gardener Susan Ashton saw incredible savings thanks to planning her garden! At our...
Vegetables That Grow Well in Shade
A shady yard shouldn’t keep anyone, especially beginners, from growing vegetables! Most crops need...
Get Rid of Garden Pests Naturally
Watching as your plants are being destroyed by pests like slugs, aphids, or cabbage worms can be...
How to Design a Moon Garden
A Moon garden can be enjoyed from dusk to dark—by the light of the Moon! We’ll show you how to plan...
3 Victory Garden Plans to Get Gardening!
Gardening has experienced a reawakening, with undeniable parallels to the victory gardening during...
Vegetable Gardening for Beginners
Ready to jump into gardening? It can be daunting at first, but gardening is an incredibly rewarding...
Kitchen Garden Layouts (Potager)
A kitchen garden (also called a potager garden) is designed to give you easy access to vegetables...
Building Trellises and Supports for Climbing Vegetables
If you’re growing climbing peas, beans, cucumbers, or other vining plants, you’ll need to build...
Vegetable Garden Planner Reviews: Lisa M.
Beginner gardeners Lisa and husband were ecstatic with their first year of gardening, harvesting “...
Flower Garden Plans | Flower Bed Designs
Plan a beautiful perennial flower garden! Flowers not only add beauty to our lives and our...
Vegetable Garden Planner Reviews: Greg M.
Greg grew most of his family’s food for the year in his backyard garden, building raised beds out...
Backyard Vegetable Garden Layout Ideas
A backyard often has many family demands placed upon it. How do you integrate a garden? Here are...
Victory Gardens Born Out of Coronavirus Quarantine
The fight against coronavirus has been likened to a war—some have even referred to it as “World War...
How to Choose the Best Potatoes to Grow in Your Garden
Home-grown potatoes have home-grown taste. But what type and variety of potato should you be...
Companion Planting Garden Layouts
This year, don’t just plan a vegetable garden—plan a “companion” vegetable garden which takes into...
Using a Garden Planner to Make the Most of Your Garden
Make best use of space with the Almanac Garden Planner! Plus, discover all other ways that an...
Planning Your Dream Garden
Get creative—and save money with this year’s vegetable garden plan. We’ll done the homework to help...
Best Flowers for a Romantic Garden
Create a romantic garden this year! Like love itself, a romantic garden benefits from harmonious...
3 Garden Planning Mistakes to Avoid
Ready to start garden planning? Here’s a timely video with three normal mistakes gardeners make...
How to Build a Raised Garden Bed
Raised garden beds are fairly easy to construct, even easier to maintain, and offer myriad benefits...
Best Garden Planner: Customer Reviews | Testimonials
Our readers say it best! See reviews for the online Garden Planner from Almanac gardeners. From ...
Five Golden Rules of Garden Planning
Here are five golden rules to make your garden more productive! We’ll help you to avoid many of the...
10 Tips for Beginner Gardeners
Want to start your first vegetable garden? How hard can it be? Just stick a few seeds in the ground...
Crop Rotation Tips for Vegetable Gardens
If you grow your tomatoes in the same garden bed year after year, you will notice an increase in...
Raised Bed Vegetable Garden Layouts
Interested in a growing food in a raised garden bed? Here are raised garden bed plans and layouts...
How to Lay Out a Vegetable Garden
Learn how to lay out a vegetable garden for your space and the plants you want to grow—from super-...
Square Foot Garden Plans and Layouts
Square-foot gardening (SFG) is an easy-to-follow method of planting vegetables which makes...
Perennial Flower Garden Design
This perennial flower garden design will provide many years of enjoyment and, since perennials come...
Planning a Square-Foot Garden
Square-foot gardening is a method of densely planting in squares for multiple harvests in a small...
Vegetable Garden Planner Review: Allie W.
See Allie’s beautiful garden go from plan to plenty! Here’s her review of the Almanac Vegetable...
Over 20 Vegetable Garden Layout Ideas
Here are over 20 free vegetable garden layout ideas—including backyard gardens, square-foot gardens...
Garden Plans for Homesteads and Small Farms
What is homesteading? It’s really a mind-set—a desire to be self-sufficient. Learn more about...
Vertical Gardening: Vertical Garden Ideas, Plants, and More
Vertical gardening—also called intensive gardening—is not a new idea, but it has gained momentum in...
Small Vegetable Garden Plans and Layouts
How do you design a small vegetable garden? We’re here to help with complimentary small garden...
Garden Plan for Vegetables that Grow in Partial Shade
Not all of us are blessed with a sunny gardening space! Gardeners with more shade than sun need to...