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Dealing With Aphids
What are those little green bugs on your plants? They’re probably
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Lemons & Oranges
Although Citrus is a subtropical genus, northern gardeners can grow lemons, oranges, and other...
Mulching Guide: Benefits of Mulch
Mulching is a common gardening practice with many benefits. But using mulch incorrectly can have...
Straw Turns to Gold
No, I’m not Rumpelstiltskin, the cranky gnome in a Grimm fairy tale; I can’t spin straw into gold...
How to Make a Terrarium
Here’s how to make your own terrarium. What is a terrarium? A plant terrarium is a mini-ecosystem...
Lavender Lemon Chocolate Chip Pancakes
Try cooking with herbs! This lavender lemon chocolate chip pancake recipe was a huge hit with my...
Rhubarb is a perennial vegetable, though it is generally used as a fruit in desserts and jams. Here...
Nasturtium is an easy-to-grow annual whose leaves and flowers are edible. Here’s how to grow your...
Often grown as annuals, Petunias are one of the most popular flowers. They are tender perennials in...
Who doesn’t love lilacs? The ideal lilac shrub has about 10 canes and produces flowers at eye-level...
Lighten Your Hair with Rhubarb
Fading blond? Mousy brown? Bring on the rhubarb! Here’s how to naturally lighten your hair using...
Gardening by the Moon's Sign May 2017
Use the May 2017 dates shown in the Moon’s Astrological Place calendar below to find the best days...
Unpacking and Dividing Stored Dahlias
I finally got a chance to look at the dahlia tubers we saved from last year and was pleasantly...
Blueberries: The Easiest Fruit to Grow Is Also One of the Healthiest
Blueberries are one the easiest fruit to grow. Here are some of the best blueberry varieties to add...
The More You Grow, The More You Know
As with life, years of gardening experience yield knowledge—so remember that there’ll be mistakes...
At one time, most lawns had at least some clover growing in them, with many consisting almost...
Do you have trouble with these burrowing pests? Here are tips for identifying and getting rid of...
How to Make a Willow Structure for the Garden
Use willow to make plant supports and garden supports with a beautiful natural look. No special...
How to Keep Birds Away From Your Garden
Birds are a welcome addition to the garden, but if the crows are devouring your corn and the jays...
When to Prune Trees and Shrubs
When trees and shrubs become overgrown, it’s time to break out the pruning shears. With this guide...
Planning an Easy Fruit Garden
Are you keen to grow fruit? See how to plan a low-maintenance fruit garden. There are some simple...
How To Clean, Trim, and Store Asparagus
Need to store your asparagus for a little while? Here are some easy tips for how to clean, trim,...
7 Vegetable Gardening Tips to Save Time
Does your garden feel like an endless “To Do” list? It doesn’t have to be that way! In this short...
Gardening by the Moon's Sign April 2017
Use the April 2017 dates shown in the Moon’s Astrological Place calendar below to find the best...
How to Build a Raised Vegetable Garden
If you’re wondering how to build a raised vegetable garden, it’s important to know which materials...
Reusing and Recycling Household Items for Gardening
Acquiring equipment for gardening can be expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. We’ve put together a...
How to Apply Fertilizers to Your Garden
How do you apply fertilizers to your garden? When is the best time to fertilize vegetables and...
How to Make Compost Tea
Ever heard of compost tea? It’s a blend of organic matter that’s brewed to give your soil a boost...
Is There a Greenhouse in Your Future?
This is the time of year when we think, “If we only had a greenhouse, we could grow…” (fill in the ...
Top 3 Spices to Fight Colds and Flu
Did you know that three spices in your pantry fight colds or the flu? Yes, add some healing spices...
Five Golden Rules of Garden Planning
Is your garden as productive as it could be? Plan for success! Using the Garden Planner, you can...
Wildflower Super Bloom Out West
What a magical sight! Dry, barren deserts are blooming with millions of flowers, drowning the land...
Spring 2017 Weather Outlook for Canada
Here is our Spring 2017 Weather Outlook for Canada, courtesy of The Old Farmer’s Almanac Canadian...
Why Join (or Start) a Community Garden?
Join (or start) a community garden! There are so many benefits beyond the camaraderie. Gardening...
How to Make Asparagus Hummus
Though seasonal in spring, you can usually find asparagus year-round. Grab some stalks and make...
Gardening by the Moon's Sign March 2017
Use the March 2017 dates shown in the Moon’s Astrological Place calendar below to find the best...
Growing Leeks from Seed
Leeks are hardy and trouble-free vegetables. Sow them in late winter to mid-spring. In this short...
Companion Planting for Vegetables
The age-old practice of companion planting is based on the theory that certain plants can either...
Planning a Better Vegetable Garden
Planning your garden is at the top of any gardener’s to-do list because it saves time, money, and...
Coneflowers: 7 Best Echinacea Varieties
I have been under the weather lately, and one of the only things that seems to quiet my cough is...
Creating a Bird-Friendly Habitat
Creating a bird-friendly environment is simply a matter of providing the creature comforts we all...
Companion Planting Made Easy: See How To Do It
Companion Planting is easy with the new and improved Almanac Garden Planner! See how to select the...
Best Disease-Resistant Roses
When thinking about roses, most people envision hybrid teas. However, being susceptible to disease...
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