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Fall Garden Cleanup Guide
Fall Vegetable Garden...
Let’s make our fall vegetable garden cleanup easier! Here are 11 tasks to do in autumn before the weather gets uncomfortably cold. Tidying up your garden prevents problems...
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Starting Seeds Indoors: How and When to Start Seeds
Learn how to start seeds indoors, when to start seeds indoors, and which vegetable seeds should be...
Unusual Pumpkins and Gourds for the Autumn Displays
Colorful pumpkins and gourds are signs of autumn to me—and the autumn home and table would not be...
How to Dry Flowers from the Garden
Have you tried air-drying flowers to brighten those gray days of fall and winter? Here’s how to dry...
Plump, juicy blueberries aren’t just delicious. They’re high in nutrients, antioxidants, fiber, and...
Onions are a cold-season crop, easy to grow because of their hardiness. By midsummer, you can begin...
Few flavors rival garlic’s. It’s pungent, exotic, powerful, and scrumptious. Garlic has also been...
The Best Ways to Use Fall Leaves in the Garden
We don’t call it “fall” for nothing. If lots of leaves have fallen in your yard, why not put them...
Orchids have no equal: They are breathtakingly beautiful, delicate, long-blooming, long-lived,...
The Poisonous Berries of Fall
This fall—in the yard and in the woods—be on the lookout for deceptively beautiful berries. Some of...
How to Care for Lavender in Winter
Lavender grows best outdoors, but you can also keep these aromatic gems alive over the winter. Plus...
National Farmer's Day
National Farmer’s Day, October 12, is a day to honor hardworking farmers throughout American...
How to Carve a Pumpkin
How do you carve a pumpkin? Whether you are a beginner or an expert, “Farmer Mike” Valladao has...
How to Press Flowers and Leaves
Pressing flowers and preserving foliage are not only enjoyable activities but also let you capture...
How to Build a Bug Hotel
Make a bug hotel so that your insects can overwinter! Insect hotels give beneficial insects a safe...
November Birth Flower
November’s birth flower, the chrysanthemum, recalls the vibrant colors of autumn leaves. Learn...
Gourds: Types of Gourds, Growing Gourds, Curing Gourds
Good Gourd! What’s with the bumpy, weird-looking decorative squash? We get many questions about...
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...
10 Fall Cleanup Tips for a Better Spring Garden
Find 10 tips for cleaning up the garden this fall—including mulching, cutting back, improving soil...
Lily of the Valley
Lily of the valley is a woodland plant with attractive green foliage and tiny, bell-shaped, white...
Arborvitae are a popular and attractive evergreen tree that are commonly used in landscaping. Here’...
5 Reasons You Should Eat Cabbage
If you haven’t eaten cabbage in a while, we urge you to look again at this healthy, unsung hero of...
Grow dahlias for gorgeous, colorful flowers that bloom from midsummer through autumn, when many...
Cannas are among the most colorful summer bulbs—as flamboyant as their tropical American ancestry—...
Gladiolus is a classic perennial known for its tall flower spikes and large, colorful blooms. Great...
Preparing Soil for Planting
Preparing your soil is the first step to gardening successfully. How well do you know your garden...
Best Shrubs for Fall Planting
Fall is the best time to plant shrubs. As the gardening season winds down, it’s the last call for...
3 Flowering Trees and Shrubs for Your Garden
If you are searching for the right flowering tree or shrub to add pizzazz to your landscape, check...
Don’t Fear the “Ugly” Produce!
If this was your first year growing garden fruits and vegetables, you probably have found that much...
Drying Your Own Herbs for Tea
Grab the bounty of fresh herbs while you can—and let’s dry those leaves for tea. It’s simple. See...
5 Tips for Picking the Perfect Pumpkin
One of many traditions is to pick pumpkins for Halloween! Here are 5 tips on how to pick the...
How to Make Apple Cider With an Apple Press
Here’s how to make apple cider with a press! It’s a great way to celebrate fall—and that pure,...
Summer Squash (Zucchini)
Summer squash, especially zucchini, are a garden staple and vigorous grower. Each plant will...
How to Make Pickled Peppers Recipe
Interested in pickling? See how to pickle peppers in this video! Pickled peppers are a great way to...
How to Cut Back Perennials in Fall
How do you cut back perennials? Some can be cut down after the first killing frost; others can be...
Plants With Seeds to Feed the Birds
In the autumn, let’s not be in a hurry to cut down plants that have interesting seed heads. The...
How to Make a Terrarium | Gardens Under Glass
Why not try your hand at creating a terrarium? These miniature gardens under glass have been...
How to Predict a Frost
Frost is one of a gardener’s worst foes! Learn how to predict frost, understand the difference...
The Misunderstood Equinox
Can you balance an egg on the autumnal equinox? Does the Sun rise due east and set due west for all...
What To Do With All Those Tomatoes
Days are getting shorter, nights are getting colder, and in many parts of the country, frost is...
Apple Recipes: 15 Favorites for Fall
Enjoy 15 of our must-make apple recipes, including a delicious apple pie recipe, apple cake, apple...
What Is the Harvest Moon?
In 2020, the Harvest Moon rises on Thursday, October 1! The Moon will appear full for about three...