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Plants of the Winter Solstice
Many trees and plants were important to the celebration of the winter solstice (on December 21)...
Preparing Your Garden for Winter
After a bountiful season, it’s time to prepare your garden for winter—and ensure a beautiful and...
You might not think about landscaping in winter, but your yard can be just as beautiful in the...
Preparing Your Garden for Winter
It’s sometimes difficult to motivate yourself to garden when the growing season is over, but there...
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...
Coexisting With Winter Deer and Wildlife
When there is snow on the ground, it is easy to see who has been visiting the garden when we are...
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...
Holiday Plant Care: Poinsettia, Christmas Cactus, and Amaryllis
How do you keep your holiday plants alive in the new year? Three longtime favorites—the poinsettia...
Christmas Weather Forecast 2019: Will It Snow on Christmas?
Will it be a white Christmas this year? Will it snow for Christmas? Here is the 2019 Christmas...
The Darkest Time of the Year (is Not on the Solstice)
When is the earliest sunset of the year? Many folks think it’s on the winter solstice. But the...
10 Ways to Save Money on Heating
Everyone wants to save on their heating bill, so here are 10 ways to cut heating costs and keep...
Ski and Snow Forecast 2020 From The Old Farmer’s Almanac
The Ski and Snow Forecast for winter 2019–2020 is out from The Old Farmer’s Almanac! Sharpen your...
Houseplant Care Guide
Here are quick tips to keep your houseplants happy and healthy. From knowing how often to water to...
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...
Why February Is Cold
Our coldest months are December, January, and February in North America. Someone recently asked me...
Preventing Frozen Pipes (and What To Do If They Freeze)
Frozen pipes are one of the most distressing problems a homeowner can encounter. Here’s how to...
Grow Fresh Salads Indoors All Winter
Enjoy free, tender salad greens indoors in recycled plastic containers under a couple of...
Full Moon on The Winter Solstice
Since 1793, when the Almanac began tracking heavenly events and seasonal changes, the Moon has been...
Winter Solstice 2018 Brings a Full Moon and Meteor Shower!
Winter solstice 2018 brings a wonderful weekend of night sky wonders—a full Moon, a meteor shower,...
A Wet, Shivery New Year's Eve to Ring in 2019
Whether you’re planning to ring in the new year at an outdoor celebration or in the comfort of your...
Coughing and Wheezing in Cold Weather?
In cold weather, have you ever noticed that you wheeze, cough, or have shortness of breath,...
2018–2019 Winter Weather Forecast
Sunshine or snow? Be in the know! Read the official 2019 Winter Weather Forecast from North America...
Cold Fingers, Toes, and Nose? Watch for Cold Injuries
Many of us look forward to winter with its peaceful landscapes and fun in the snow. But winter also...
How To Protect Your Plants From Frost and Freeze
Is Jack Frost nipping at your plants? One of the worries of gardeners, especially in the North, is...
Breaking News Weather Report from The Old Farmer's Almanac
Winter is coming! And as sure as the Sun rises and sets, The Old Farmer’s Almanac is back with the...
Less Severe Winter Weather Expected in 2018–2019
For those who dread extreme wintry weather, we have some good news! For the 2018–2019 winter, The...
Snowy Owls Are Returning!
The snowy owl is coming! This giant rare owl—which breeds in the Arctic tundra—was last seen in the...
How to Overwinter Your Plants and Garden
Learn how to properly overwinter your garden plants to keep them protected from snow, wind, and...
Winter Outlook 2017–2018: Colder Than Last Year
Overall, the long range winter forecast for 2017–2018 shows generally colder temperatures than last...
Signs of a Cold Winter 2017
For winter 2017, the Almanac has predicted colder-than-normal temperatures for most of the United...
The Coldest Day of the Year?
It’s December—time for the longest night of the year. With so little warming sunlight, it will be...
Winter Weather Forecast 2016-2017
Here’s the famous 2016–1017 winter weather forecast for the U.S. and Canadian regions from The 2017...
Hot + Cold = Blizzard
What happens when all this warm November air meets a cold front? The potential for fierce storms...
Staying Warm in Winter
Need a smile on a cold winter’s day? Here’s Janice Stillman, editor of The Old Farmer’s Almanac,...
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—...
2017 U.S. Weather Forecast—Janice Stillman
What’s in store for winter 2016–2017? Editor Janice Stillman gives some highlights. Order your copy...
Winter Sowing Vegetables
Ever tried sowed seeds outside in the hard winter ground? My friend, Jackie Caserta told me about...
Yes, There Will Be a Winter!
It’s now February, 2016. With the strongest El Niño on record taking control of our weather,...
Overwintering Rosemary: Growing Rosemary Indoors
Find out how to overwinter rosemary and grow rosemary indoors to keep this wonderful herb growing...
Household Uses for Winter Snow and Ice
It’s winter! In central New Hampshire where I live, snow from the first big storm of the season is...
Winter Garden Tips
Just because it’s winter, you don’t have to give up on your garden. The Old Farmer’s Almanac All-...