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Early Spring Lawn Care
Common Lawn Problems:...
When the blossom on forsythia is swelling, it’s time to think about lawn care. A basic spring weed treatment is the very minimum. Addressing weeds
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Fall Garden: Shrubs and Trees for Fall
Get those beloved colors of autumn right in your own yard with a beautiful fall garden. Many...
A Cellar to Root For
Follow these tips on using a root cellar to make the most of your harvest and save on groceries....
Fall harvests are rewarding, labor-intensive and tricky
Harvest season for me started Labor Day. I spent the entire day digging up Russian Banana...
What's new in the gardening world
At the end of August, I attended a garden writer’s symposium and two trade shows that featured a...
Tomato Trials: from blue to grafted; what grew this summer.
In March, Tom Wagner, the tomato breeder who created Green Zebra, Banana Legs and more, sent me...
Dwarf conifers are the right scale for every garden.
My gardens are filled with a plethora of perennials, flowering shrubs, annuals and dwarf conifers...
How to Compost
Learn how to compost! You can turn your kitchen scraps and organic yard debris into nutrient-rich...
How to Make Vegetable Stock Out of Kitchen Scraps
Why throw out what may be the most healthful and flavorful parts of the foods you prepare regularly...
When the garden gives you cucumbers, make orange pickles and beauty products.
Despite drought, heat and lately deluge, cucumbers produce prodigiously. It’s their manner. I’m...
Shop and save at garden centers carefully
75 percent off on all stock! It’s like the siren’s song to gardeners this time of year when big...
Heat, late snow, floods, tornadoes: this year is challenging for every gardener.
Our nation has experienced one of the most bizarre and severe spring-summer transitions in over a...
Beans are easy vegetables to grow in any climate.
Have you planted beans yet in your garden? I haven’t and am pushing myself out the door this...
Mint Chiller: The Perfect Summertime Drink Recipe
I found my new go-to summer drink recipe: Mint Chiller. Doesn’t the name alone make you want to try...
Plant sales are fertile hunting grounds for the unusual and inexpensive.
Every weekend in May I shopped plant sales at local botanical gardens, arboretums, garden clubs and...
Great Garden Plants
Looking for great garden plants? Here are plants lists and advice for different types of gardens....
Seven savvy ways to get the most out of container gardens
Did you get a container garden or potted plants for Mother’s Day? I did. The hydrangea my son gave...
Garden Plans: Foliage
Flowers bloom and fade, but foliage is forever—or at least for the season. Here’s a very attractive...
Butternut Squash Soup Recipe from Garden-Fresh Cookbook
In this video, learn about the health benefits of butternut squash, a “super vegetable”, and see...
The ABC's of Fertilizing Containers
A continuous supply of nutrients and fertilizer is an absolute for lush container bouquets and...
Plant these radishes for their tasty seed pods
Forget those crunchy, bland, red, pink and white radishes found on relish plates. They’re tasteless...
Signs of Spring in the Garden: Blackbirds, flies, and bulbs are popping up everywhere
Last week, there was a foot of slushy snow on the ground. Today, as I cleaned out the front flower...
Black, Blue and Bi-colored: Exciting New Flowers Coming to Garden Centers in 2011
I’m able to trial the new flowers and plants a year or two before they come to the market. A few I...
Heart-shaped cucumbers make debut
I missed it two weeks ago, but Sainsbury, the largest grocery chain in the United Kingdom, ...
Banish the winter blues by preparing for spring
After the blizzards and sub-zero temperatures of the last two months, I’m more than ready for...
Know your dirt: soil types in the garden
As you flip through seed catalogs assembling your wish list, think about dirt. It’s the most...
Clean House with Tropical Plants
NASA calls it Sick Building Syndrome. I know it as a stuffy house that needs a good airing, as my...
The holidays are history, seed catalogs are piled in a basket next to a comfortable chair by the...
Tomato Tarte Tatin Recipe—It’s Dessert!
As much as I love roasted Roma tomatoes, Tomato Tarte Tatin, which appeared in the August issue of...
Parsnips, popular with ancient Greeks and Romans, were brought over to the Americas with the first...
Gardening: The Beer Slug Board Game
Do you have a problem with slugs in the garden? Janice Stillman, editor of The Old Farmer’s Almanac...
5 Tips for a Butterfly-Friendly Garden
Make your yard butterfly-friendly to bring color and movement to the landscape while aiding the...
Honeybees in the Garden: As Busy As Can Bee
Honeybees provide a great service to agriculture: they pollinate more crops than any other insect,...
Blog: Garden Prep, Planting Lettuce, and Picking Rhubarb (yea!)
This past weekend, I hauled compost from the recycling center across the road. (I make my own but...
Getting Antsy: Ants in the Garden
Ants are among the most successful of insects, outnumbering all other individual animals combined....
Birch Trees: Barking Up the Right Birch
With its distinctive peeling chalky-white bark, the white birch tree (Betula papyrifera) is a...
Blowing in the Wind: Allergies and Pollen
If misery loves company, then hay-fever sufferers should never have to be alone. Thirty-five...
Seed Swap Rules
The following rules govern the use of the Almanac.com Seed Swap. Please read these rules carefully...
Plant Guide: Vegetables & Herbs
Welcome to our plant guide to vegetables and herbs! Our plant pages provide essential planting and...
Tarragon is a perennial herb with long, light green leaves and tiny greenish or yellowish white...
How to Cook Apple Tarts Recipe
Choose whatever apples you like for this Open-Face Apple-and-Almond Tart. Ginger Golds, Empires, ...
Honeybees and Climate Change
Bees, plants, and weather are all interrelated. Is honeybee pollination moving earlier each year?...
Weed Killer Gardening Technique
Check out this weed-killer gardening technique! We admit that a completely weed-free garden may not...