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First Day of Spring 2020: The Spring Equinox
In 2020, the spring equinox (also called the March equinox or vernal equinox) falls on Thursday,...
Chrysanthemums: When to Really Plant Mums
Every year in the fall, I suffer a bout of mum madness when garden centers and big boxes brim with...
Houseplant Care Guide
Houseplants can add color, beauty, and character to your living space! Here are a few key tips for...
Choosing the Right Lawn Tools: Trimmers, Edgers, and More
A growing trend these days is to let your lawn go wild, but that doesn’t mean letting it take over...
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...
Pruning 101: The Clean-Cut Facts About Pruning
Do you know how to prune correctly? Pruning directly benefits the health and visual appeal of...
Easter and the Paschal Full Moon
A “Pink Easter Moon” will rise the morning of Good Friday! Did you know that the date of Easter—...
5 Ways to Spring Clean Your Yard and Garden
Spring has arrived! It’s time to take a look at the state of your yard. We’ll boil it down to 5...
Phenology in the Garden: Planting by Nature's Signs
For centuries, gardeners took their cues for planting times from nature—a technique called...
Signs of Spring in the Night Sky!
Once spring is under way, nature lovers can find it hard to keep up with the rapid day-to-day...
Spring Recipes: Make the Most of Food in Season!
Delight in the taste of spring! Here are seasonal recipes using asparagus, rhubarb, fresh peas,...
Spring-Cleaning the Garden | Which Plants Survived?
What are you doing in the garden this time of year? I’m weeding asparagus beds, dealing with voles...
2018 Easter Weekend Weather Forecast
Easter weekend is fast approaching! Are you prepared? Read our Easter weekend weather forecast to...
10 Pretty Pansy Varieties
Flowers are starting to appear for sale in the garden centers—and that means pansies. Get to know...
Spring-Cleaning Naturally: 6 Ingredients
When it comes to spring-cleaning or any kind of housecleaning, I use an array of six admirably...
Spring Pruning Guide for Trees and Shrubs
Which trees and shrubs get pruned in spring? See the Almanac’s spring pruning guide listing when...
Lavender Lemon Chocolate Chip Pancakes
Try cooking with herbs! This lavender lemon chocolate chip pancake recipe was a huge hit with my...
When to Prune Trees and Shrubs
When trees and shrubs become overgrown, it’s time to break out the pruning shears. With this guide...
Spring 2017 Weather Outlook for Canada
Here is our Spring 2017 Weather Outlook for Canada, courtesy of The Old Farmer’s Almanac Canadian...
A Journey Through the Seasons: In Celebration of our 225th Anniversary!
Celebrate the seasons with this beautiful collection of seasonal photos shared by Almanac readers—...
How to Make a Hollyhock Flower Doll
Learn how to make old-fashioned hollyhock doll out of flowers, a delightful children’s craft for...
An Early Winter 2016 Weather Prediction
Now that winter is over, it’s time to look to the year ahead to see our most likely weather over...
A Spring Tonic, using the early greens of spring, may be just the thing you need to get through...
Early Spring Weather Warmer Than Normal
This year, the early spring weather really is warmer than normal. Nope, you did not imagine it! You...
The Earliest Spring of our Lives
Spring will be off to a very early start in 2016, thanks to leap day weirdness! Have you noticed...