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The primroses in my garden are putting on a show right now. Among the first flowers to bloom, the...
With immense flower heads, hydrangeas flaunt an old-fashioned charm that is hard to resist....
Rhododendrons and Azaleas
Rhododendrons and azaleas, both from the genus Rhododendron, have long been mainstays of late...
Who doesn’t love lilacs? The ideal lilac shrub has about 10 canes and produces flowers at eye-level...
June Birth Flowers
June’s birth month flowers are among the most fragrant of all, the rose and the honeysuckle. Learn...
Easiest Roses to Grow for Beginners
Today’s roses are no longer high-maintenance divas!! Discover easy-to-grow rose varieties —from...
When to Prune Different Kinds of Hydrangeas
When do you prune your hydrangea? Well, it depends on the variety. Yes, we know that sounds tricky...
Pruning 101: A Guide to Pruning Trees and Shrubs
Do you know how to prune correctly? Pruning directly benefits the health and visual appeal of...
Winter Flowering Plants for Fragrance, Color and Berries
Does your garden feel drab, dull, and uninteresting in winter? Well that doesn’t need to be the...
What is Witch Hazel?
Our witch hazel started blooming in February. Its yellow to orange-red flowers add a slash of color...
Forcing Branches into Bloom Indoors
Enjoy a spring preview of flowering branches! Just prune non-essential branches of spring-flowering...
Winter Pruning Guide for Trees and Shrubs
Late winter or early spring is the best time time to prune most shrubs and trees—but not all! See...
Why Do We Kiss Under the Mistletoe?
Why do we kiss under the mistletoe? Of all the plants used as Christmas decorations, none has as...
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-...
Best Shrubs for Making Privacy Hedges
During summertime, we’re all excited to enjoy outdoor living again. If nosy/noisy neighbors are...
Hydrangea Varieties for Every Garden
“What type of hydrangea do I have?” This is a common gardening question because there are many...
Three Great Flowering Trees and Shrubs for Your Garden
If you are searching for the right flowering tree or shrub to add pizzazz to your landscape, check...
Ready to plant and grow roses in your garden? Our Growing Guide for Roses will get you started—with...
How to Choose a Flowering Tree or Shrub
It’s spring and the garden centers are packed with trees and shrubs ready to be planted. If you are...
Pruning Pointers for Trees and Shrubs
Pruning trees and shrubs may be the most feared act in gardening. Using sharp metal objects to cut...
Growing Holly Bushes: Popular Varieties
It’s red berry time and with bunches of fresh holly leaves and berries or branches of winterberries...
How to Prune Roses
Pruning roses is not as complicated as it may seem, though it’s important to follow the right...
The butterfly bush (Buddleia davidii) is a beautiful, fast-growing, deciduous shrub with masses of...
How to Make Rose Potpourri
See how to make a simple, classic potpourri recipe using rose petals and other flowers. It’s a...
Shrubs and Trees for Birds
To attract birds to your garden or backyard, you need shrubs and plants that provide food and ...
How to Grow Azaleas
Known as “The Royalty of the Garden,” azaleas have long been adored for their brightly colored...
Spring Pruning Guide for Trees and Shrubs
Which trees and shrubs get pruned in spring? See the Almanac’s spring pruning guide listing when...
Year of the Rose: Best Types of Roses
In honor of the rose’s long and colorful history, as well as its place in gardens, the National...
Best Shrubs for Fall Planting
The gardening season is winding down. Last call for filling in those bare spots in your landscaping...
How to Overwinter Your Plants and Garden
Learn how to properly overwinter your garden plants to keep them protected from snow, wind, and...
Rhododendron Care and Growing Tips
In late spring, the rhododendrons are blooming! Here’s more about this stunning flowering shrub—...
When to Prune Trees and Shrubs
When trees and shrubs become overgrown, it’s time to break out the pruning shears. With this guide...
Best Disease-Resistant Roses
When thinking about roses, most people envision hybrid teas. However, being susceptible to disease...
Plant Guides: Flowers, Bulbs, Roses, Shrubs, Houseplants
Our Growing Guides for flowers cover popular annuals, perennials, bulbs, roses, and shrubs—as well...
Let Us Bare Roots
From Georgia to Quebec to my currently frigid Wisconsin, it’s time to plant bare root roses. If...
Old Roses are Tough and Gorgeous
The only hybrid tea rose that will survive in my -20F winters is ‘Cherry Parfait’. It’s beautiful...