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Garden Plans & Design Articles
Landscaping: Tune In To The Four Winds
The New Year is coming. One way to honor this turning point is to celebrate the four directions or...
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...
Vegetable Gardening for Beginners
Ready to jump into gardening? Our Vegetable Gardening Guide for Beginners will help you to plan and...
Fall Vegetable Garden Planning: Choosing the Best Plants for Autumn Growing
Plan a fall vegetable garden! See how to choose the best plants for autumn timing—and more fall...
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...
Companion Planting Garden Layouts
This year, don’t just plant a vegetable garden—plant a “companion” vegetable garden which takes...
Flower Garden Plans | Flower Bed Designs
Plan a flower garden! We’ll help you get started planning a flower bed with sample plans and...
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...
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...
Dry Garden Plans: Layouts for Dry, Desert Climates
The Dry Garden Plan is for gardeners who live in drought-sensitive areas or a desert climates. Here...
What to Grow in a Kitchen Garden
Kitchen gardens are making a comeback! We all want the freshest and most nutritious, flavorful food...
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...
Kitchen Garden Layouts (Potager)
Dreaming of a kitchen garden—and accessing the freshest veggies and herbs easily? Here are six...
Backyard Vegetable Garden Layout Ideas
A backyard often has many family demands placed upon it. How do you integrate a garden? Here are...
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...
Vegetable Garden Planner Reviews: Christine G.
The garden planner review by Christine highlights the edible flowers that can be mixed into the...
Vegetable Garden Planner Reviews: Lisa M.
It’s hard to capture how the Garden Planner makes a difference, but beginner gardener Lisa M....
Best Garden Planner: Customer Reviews | Testimonials
See how our Almanac readers have used the Garden Planner to create wonderful gardens! From raised...
Choosing Which Vegetables to Grow in Your Garden
Choosing which vegetables to grow in your garden can be tricky. Most readers want the tastiest,...
Best Flowers for a Romantic Garden
Create a romantic garden this year! A “love garden,” like a relationship, benefits from harmonious...
Raised Bed Gardens and Small Plots
Grow more in less space with raised garden beds. Here are five excellent tips for ensuring a...
Make the Best Use of Space With the Garden Planner
Make best use of space with the Almanac Garden Planner! Plus, discover all other ways that an...
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: Angela F.
You don’t have to be a pro to make great use of our tool! Here’s a review of the Almanac Garden...
Vegetable Garden Planner Review: Christine
Enjoy this real customer review—and great garden photos—of the Almanac Vegetable Garden Planner! As...
Vegetable Garden Planner Review: Augustín R.
What an interesting customer review of the Almanac Vegetable Garden Planner! Augustin R. has...
How to Build a Raised Garden Bed
Raised garden beds are fairly easy to construct, even easier to maintain, and offer myriad benefits...
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...
What is a Labyrinth Garden?
Labyrinth gardens are meant as a place for personal contemplation and renewal. See pictures of our...
Rain Gardens: Two Designs and Plant List
With a rain garden, use—don’t lose—all the rain water that falls on your paved areas and roof....
How to Espalier: Fruit Trees in Small Spaces
Whether your garden is formal or informal, the addition of an espalier, trained flat against a...
How to Plan a Garden That's Low-Maintenance
Plan a garden that is truly easy to maintain. Here are 10 tips on a low-maintenance layout—...
Knot Gardens and Parterre
A knot garden is artfully laid out and planned in order to resemble the threads of ancient Celtic...
10 Tips for Native Plant Landscaping
Native plants is a surefire route to a stable, low-maintenance, carefree garden. Here are our 10...
Landscape Design: Ideas and Advice for Beginners
Do you want to improve the landscape design of your yard and property? Here are some tips for...