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Gardening by the Moon
Gardening by the Moon
Gardening by the Moon
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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...
Grow Your Own Avocado Tree: 5 Simple Steps
Yes, you can grow your own avocado tree from a pit—if you have patience. Here’s how to grow in 5...
December Birth Flowers
December’s flowers may be very different from each other, one being a bulb and the other an...
Growing Holly Bushes: Popular Varieties
It’s red berry time and with bunches of fresh holly leaves and berries or branches of winterberries...
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...
What is a Labyrinth Garden?
Labyrinth gardens are meant as a place for personal contemplation and renewal. See pictures of our...
Favorite Winter Squash Varieties
There are many varieties of squash—usually classified as either winter or summer squash—and folks...
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 Prune Roses
Pruning roses is not as complicated as it may seem, though it’s important to follow the right...
Best and Worst Thanksgiving Foods for Cats
This Thanksgiving, as you’re preparing the family feast, don’t forget about your favorite feline...
Thanksgiving Foods Your Dog Can and Can’t Eat
Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate and spend time with friends and family. For many people, this...
Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes
Thanksgiving side dishes make the meal! We have some delicious options—from the historically-...
What To Do With Fall Leaves
We don’t call it “fall” around here for nothing. If lots of leaves have fallen in your yard, why...
Are Sweet Potatoes Yams?
Are sweet potatoes the same as yams? No… and yes. Here’s the scoop. Are Sweet Potatoes Yams?...
Homemade Bird Food Recipes
Here are some great homemade bird food recipes that can be used at any time of the year, but...
Flower Meanings: The Language of Flowers
Do you know the Language of Flowers? Many flowers, herbs, trees, and other plants traditionally...
When you’re cutting back the yard and garden, make use of all that extra organic matter! Try “in...
Garlic is best planted in mid-autumn.See our tips on both planting and harvesting garlic. It’s so...
Drying Herbs and Vegetables
Consider drying your herbs and late-harvest vegetables to keep them longer. Drying is one of the...
Sweet Potato Facts and Benefits
Twenty years ago, our Almanac declared sweet potatoes to be the “healthiest vegetable of them all...
Autumnal Equinox 2019: The First Day of Fall
In 2019, the autumnal equinox—also called the September equinox—will arrive on September 23 in...
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...
Six Types of Salt and How to Use Them
What single ingredient can make or break a dish? The answer is salt. Many readers ask us about the...
It's Tulip Time: Go "Wild" With Species Varieties
Every day in spring, I search the entrance to my wooded garden, looking for signs that Tulipa tarda...
Surprising Uses for the Humble Potato
Our modern potato came from southern Peru, domesticated there 7,000 to 10,000 years ago. Humble,...
November Birth Flower
November’s birth flower, the chrysanthemum, recalls the vibrant colors of October’s autumn leaves....
Planting by the Moon
Many gardeners swear by Planting by the Moon, a technique that’s said to produce larger, tastier...
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...
What is Witch Hazel?
Witch hazel is a shrub that blooms in late fall and can make for both a valuable landscaping plant...
Beneficial Insects in the Garden
Here’s a short list of great beneficial insects with pictures—and with tips on attracting these...
How to Take a Soil Test
Do you test your soil? Here’s why it’s worth taking the time to lay the groundwork for a better...
10 Fall Cleanup Tips for a Better Spring Garden
When it comes to fall yard and garden cleanup, we have evolved our thinking. It’s not necessary to...
8 Steps To Gardening With Nature
Discover eight simple steps to gardening in step with nature! Read on or watch our video to garden...
History of the Jack-O'-Lantern
Where did the tradition of Jack-o’-lantern come from? Here’s the one-minute history of this...
Pumpkin-Carving Tips and Tricks
Whether this is your first attempt at carving a pumpkin or your hundredth, there are many...
Here are tips on how to identify and get rid of squirrels, as they can cause many problems in your...
Low-Light, Low-Care Houseplants
Less water, less light, and less care. If you’re like most people, you have little time to fuss...
Fall is Time for a Garden Soil Test
Happiness is a positive soil test, one that lets you know that you have been doing something right...
How to Make Apple Cider With an Apple Press
My friends received an apple cider press for a wedding present long ago and invites us all over to...
Container Gardening with Vegetables
Container gardening is an easy way to grow vegetables, especially when you lack yard space! If you...
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