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Keeping Your Christmas Tree Fresh
While most of us think about Christmas trees only in December, for growers of cut-your-own trees,...
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...
The Best Fall Flowers For Your Garden
Summer may be in the rear-view mirror, but that doesn’t mean that the blooms have to end! Here are...
Fall Foliage Map 2018
See our new fall foliage map for peak times across America. Help us add to this foliage map with...
Black Walnut Trees
The black walnut tree is one of North America’s most valuable and beautiful native trees, but it...
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...
Growing Organic Apples With Fruit Bagging
Apples are the most pesticide- and fungicide-laden foods grown commercially and in home gardens....
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...
How to Care for a Christmas Tree
Here are some tips for choosing the perfect Christmas tree, keeping your Christmas tree healthy...
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...
How to Plant a Tree
Here are tips on how to plant a tree—from digging the hole to watering the tree properly once it’s ...
When to Prune Trees and Shrubs
When trees and shrubs become overgrown, it’s time to break out the pruning shears. With this guide...
Planting Fruit Trees
Learn how to correctly plant apples, pears, plums, and fruit trees! Our video will show you when...
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...
Pruning Pointers for Trees and Shrubs
Pruning trees and shrubs may be the most feared act in gardening. Using sharp metal objects to cut...
Winter Pruning Guide for Trees and Shrubs
Late winter is a good time for pruning in many regions. Here are some tips and a list of common...
If you are looking for an attractive ornamental tree for your yard, there are the old standbys like...
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