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How Do Christmas Trees Grow?
While most of us think about Christmas trees only in December, for farmers who grow cut-your-own...
Arborvitae are a popular and attractive evergreen tree that are commonly used in landscaping. Here’...
Fall Foliage: Be Prepared for Peak Foliage
Have the leaves start changing in your area? When will they peak? Find tips for spotting peak...
The gardenia is a tender evergreen shrub with amazingly fragrant flowers and shiny, dark-green...
Black Walnut Trees
The black walnut tree (Juglans nigra) is one of North America’s most valuable and beautiful native...
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-...
Grow Your Own Avocado Tree: 5 Simple Steps
Yes, you can grow your own avocado tree from a pit—if you have patience. Here’s how to grow in 5...
How to Plant a Bare-root Fruit Tree Step-by-Step
Bare-root trees are much less expensive than pot-grown plants and are available between autumn and...
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...
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...
How to Care for a Christmas Tree
Here’s how to keep your Christmas tree fresh plus 10 ideas on how to recycle that tree after the...
Best Shrubs for Making Privacy Hedges
During summertime, we’re all excited to enjoy outdoor living again. If nosy/noisy neighbors are...
Growing Organic Apples With Fruit Bagging
Apples are the most pesticide- and fungicide-laden foods grown commercially and in home gardens....
How to Plant a Tree
Here are tips on how to plant a bare-root tree—from digging the hole to watering the tree properly...
Planting Fruit Trees
Watch how to properly plant fruit trees: apples, pears, plums, and more! Our video will show you...
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...
Worst and Best Plants for People With Allergies
Got allergies? It helps to know which are the best plants and worst plants for allergies—plus, here...
Tree-Planting Tips for Fall
From a tree’s point of view, fall is an excellent planting time—even better than spring. Many...
How to Thin Fruit Trees for a Better Harvest
It may sound counterintuitive, but to get the best harvest of apples and some other fruit, we...
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...
Recycle That Christmas Tree
On the Twelfth Day of Christmas, take down your Christmas tree … then what? Here are ideas from our...
Growing Asian Pears: Easy and Exotic
I was first turned on to growing Asian pears by a friend of ours who grew a wide range of uncommon...
Stone Fruit: How to Grow Your Own
Growing your own stone fruit trees is easier than you might think. Here’s what you need to know to...
How to Overwinter Your Plants and Garden
Learn how to properly overwinter your garden plants to keep them protected from snow, wind, and...
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 Crabapples for Your Yard
Everyday I pass a roadside row of old crabapples on my way to work. They are beautiful trees in all...
Fast Growing Trees for Your Yard
You don’t have to wait a lifetime for a newly planted tree to grow big enough to hold a bird feeder...
Birch Trees: Barking Up the Right Birch
With its distinctive peeling chalky-white bark, the white birch tree (Betula papyrifera) is a...
If you are looking for an attractive ornamental tree for your yard, there are the old standbys like...