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Christmas Tree Care
How to Care for a Christmas...
Learn how to choose the perfect Christmas tree—and keep your tree healthy from the beginning. Right away, watering is critical. A freshly-cut tree can consume a gallon of...
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The History of Roses: Living Legends
Roses, besides being magnificent flowers, have a long history. Roses’ links to antiquity are...
Lily Flowers: Will the Real Lily Please Stand Up?
Lily flowers are magnificent plants that command attention wherever they are planted. Add some...
Watering Devices: Do It Yourself!
Keep your garden green with these do-it-yourself watering devices. For tomatoes and peppers: 1....
Carrots love sandy soil. Add well-rotted manure to improve soil texture and increase nutrients....
When is Soil Ready for Planting?
When is your garden soil ready for planting? Here are some tips from The Old Farmer's Almanac....
Ordering Garden Seeds
Here at the Almanac, we love to cozy up with some good garden seed catalogs, especially in the...
Coping with Drought
Drought is a pervasive problem in the United States and Canada. In addition, did you know that one-...
Lichens are an amazing group of plants that could be the oldest living things on Earth. Their...
African Violets: Fusspots
African Violets are stunning tropical plants whose flowers resemble violets in color and shape....
Care of Tropical Bulbs
Here are a few important tips on how to care for tropical bulbs from The Old Farmer's Almanac...
Best Bulbs for Naturalizing
When you shop for bulbs, you’ll see some labeled as “good for naturalizing.” This means that they...
Best Berries to Grow in Your Garden
Here’s a great chart listing the best berries to grow in your garden by region and by variety of...
Weed Control: How to Reduce Weeds in Your Garden
Here are tips on how to control weeds in your garden—and recommended treatments for different types...
Manure creates nutrient-rich, moisture-retaining soil for your plants. The most common sources of...
Plants for Fall Color
Add an extra season of interest with fall-blooming flowers, colorful shrubs, and other plants that...
Ground Cover Choices
A baffling problem for many gardeners is what to grow in hot, dry, or gravelly areas that are too...
If you are looking for an attractive ornamental tree for your yard, there are the old standbys like...