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First Day of Spring 2021: The Spring Equinox
In 2021, the spring equinox occurs on Saturday, March 20. This event marks the astronomical first...
Houseplant Care Guide
Here are quick tips to keep your houseplants happy and healthy. From knowing how often to water to...
How to Make a Hollyhock Flower Doll
See how to make hollyhock dolls out of flowers in 5 steps! This is an old-fashioned craft that’s...
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...
What’s a Spring Tonic? While the vernal equinox may mark the moment of spring, the appearance of...
Easter and the Paschal Full Moon
Did you know that the date of Easter—April 12 this year—is tied to the full Moon and the March...
Signs of Spring From the Sky
What are signs of spring in the sky? Perhaps you’ve noticed the earlier sunrises. Let’s observe a...
Spring 2020: The Earliest Spring in Over 100 Years
The rumors are true. It’s the earliest spring of your life. Spring, marked by the vernal equinox,...
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...
Spring Recipes: Make the Most of Food in Season!
Celebrate spring! Look for these seasonal ingredients showing up in your local market or garden—...
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...
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...
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...
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—...
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...
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...