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Preparing Your Garden for Winter
After a bountiful season, it’s time to prepare your garden for winter—and ensure a beautiful and...
Plants of the Winter Solstice
The winter solstice falls on December 21, marking the official start of winter. It is the shortest...
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...
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...
Pruning 101: The Clean-Cut Facts About Pruning
Do you know how to prune correctly? Pruning directly benefits the health and visual appeal of...
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,...
Coexisting With Winter Deer and Wildlife
Now that we have snow on the ground, it is easy to see who has been visiting the garden when we are...
2018–2019 Winter Weather Forecast
Sunshine or snow? Be in the know! Read the official 2019 Winter Weather Forecast from North America...
Dreaming of a White Christmas? | 2018 Christmas Forecast
For many folks, waking up to a blanket of fresh snow on Christmas morning is what truly makes for a...
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...
Why Do We Kiss Under the Mistletoe?
Of all the plants used as Christmas decorations, none has as long and interesting a history as...
When Is the Darkest Time of the Year?
Did you know that early December is when the darkest days of the year occur? It’s a major winter...
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...
How to Save Money on Heating
Everyone wants to save on their heating bill, so find out how to cut heating costs and keep your...
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...
2017–2018 Winter Weather Forecast
Will this winter be wicked or wonderful? Read the Old Farmer’s Almanac’s 2017–2018 Winter Weather...
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...
Holiday Plant Care: Poinsettia, Christmas Cactus, and Amaryllis
Holiday plants such as poinsettias, amaryllises, and Christmas cacti are traditional gifts that can...
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-...