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Easy Perennial Plants for a...
Find out how to create an easy, carefree garden with beautiful and low-maintenance perennial plants. Here are some of our favorites!
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7 Favorite Egg Recipes
Eating eggs is an inexpensive way to get more protein, vitamins, and minerals into your diet. Eggs...
Christmas cacti are a very popular houseplant—and for good reason! When they bloom, they produce...
With immense flower heads, hydrangeas flaunt an old-fashioned charm that is hard to resist....
When to Prune Different Kinds of Hydrangeas
Hydrangeas can sometimes be a tricky plant to care for, so it is important to learn when to prune...
Best Indoor Plants for Low Light
Less water, less light, and less care. If you’re like most people, you have little time to fuss...
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...
Chrysanthemums or “mums” are associated with autumn, appearing in jewel colors in garden centers in...
Seasonal Crafts: Apple Heads
The Native American art of making apple heads is both easy and fun. Follow these easy instructions...
All About Cranberries: An American Native
Here are five fun facts about cranberries, as well as tips for growing this American native and ...
How to Bring Outdoor Plants Indoors
When frost threatens, it’s time to move many of your outside plants indoors. Many tender bulbs,...
African violets are small houseplants that produce clusters of white, blue, or purple flowers over...
The Three Sisters: Corn, Beans, and Squash
Did you know that corn, beans, and squash are called the “three sisters”? A number of Native...
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...
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...
Easy Houseplants for Your Home
Have you caught the houseplant bug? See our list of favorite easy-care houseplants and find the...
Green beans are a staple of every vegetable garden because they are easy to grow—even in limited...
Brussels sprouts are a member of the cabbage family, and an excellent source of protein and...
How to Use Wood Ashes in the Home and Garden
If you burn firewood, you have wood ashes. Don’t throw them out! There are many surprising ways to...
Crop Rotation Tips for Vegetable Gardens
If you grow your tomatoes in the same garden bed year after year, you will notice an increase in...
2019 Fall Foliage Map
Have the leaves start changing? When will they peak? Check out the latest on our interactive Fall...
Geraniums are a longtime favorite of gardeners. They are easy to grow, colorful, and emit a lovely...
How to Cook a Pumpkin
Here’s how to cook pumpkin the simplest way—plus a selection of delicious pumpkin recipes, from our...
How to Get Rid of Pantry Moths and Worms
You open a bag of whole wheat flour, a box of cereal, or a bag of dog food only to find little...
Here are tips on how to keep squirrels out of the garden, off the bird feeders, and out of the...
Growing Asian Greens: Fast and Easy!
Try growing Asian greens such as bok choy, mizuna, or Chinese cabbage! These tasty and popular “...
Praying Mantis: Predators of the Garden
Praying mantids are insects that have fascinated humans for centuries with their odd shape. They...
Ski and Snow Forecast 2020 From The Old Farmer’s Almanac
The Ski and Snow Forecast for winter 2019–2020 is out from The Old Farmer’s Almanac! Sharpen your...
The Beauty of Gleaning
As harvest time wraps up, most gardeners will “glean” the last stragglers—the tiny zucchini...
Best Grow Lights for Growing Vegetables
Just because the days are growing shorter and, in general, cooling down, that’s no reason to...
Growing Vegetables Indoors With Grow Lights
If you want to ensure rapid growth of your vegetable seeds indoors, then using grow lights can make...
How to Clean and Season a Cast Iron Skillet
A cast iron skillet can last a lifetime—probably several if it’s passed from generation to...
Interested in a Food Garden Next Spring?
Perhaps you’ve been eyeing beautiful vegetables all summer long at farmers’ markets and farm stands...
Grape growing is experiencing a renewed popularity in home gardens! And why not? Not only are...
How to Make Apple Cider With an Apple Press
Make apple cider with an apple press! That pure, sweet taste of fresh apple cider doesn’t even...
Peppers are such a lovely fruit. They come in many different colors, sizes, and degrees of heat....
2019 is the Year of the Pumpkin
According to the National Garden Bureau, 2019 is the Year of the Pumpkin! If pumpkins are on your...
2019 Fall Foliage Forecast
Our Fall Foliage Forecast 2019 shows the best times to see colorful leaf foliage in America’s leaf-...
Sunflowers say “summer” like no other plant. Native to North America, sunflowers are heat-tolerant...
Preparing Soil for Planting
Soil preparation is EVERYTHING when it comes to growing plants. You can improve your soil at any...
The Old, Misunderstood Equinox
Can you balance an egg on the equinox? Are days and nights truly equal? Bob separates autumnal...
How to Braid Onions
I normally don’t go in for a lot of frou-frou but I love to make a braid of onions every fall. They...
October Birth Flowers
Both of the October birth flowers—marigolds and cosmos—are colorful annuals that thrive in full sun...