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Caring for Hydrangeas
With immense flower heads,
flaunt an old-fashioned charm that is hard to resist. Unrivaled in the shrub world for beautiful flowers, the elegant...
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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,...
Planting by the Moon
Many gardeners swear by Planting by the Moon, a technique that’s said to produce larger, tastier...
November Birth Flower
November’s birth flower, the chrysanthemum, recalls the vibrant colors of October’s autumn leaves....
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...
Long live the tulip! This brightly colored jewel announces spring’s arrival, along with the cheery...
National Farmer's Day
National Farmer’s Day, October 12, is a day to honor hardworking farmers throughout American...
The Story of One Small Farm in America
For Lauren Tyner, her passion for farming started with a goat. The now co-owner/-operator of...
Wandering Jews, also called spiderworts, are valued for the stripes of white, green, silver, and...
Storing Your Harvest Without a Root Cellar
Now that you have grown and harvested some beautiful winter-keeping vegetables, how are you going...
National Farmer's Day: Making Money on the Farm
In honor of National Farmer’s Day (October 12), we ask the farmers how they make a living at...
National Farmer's Day: A Typical Day on the Farm
Ever wondered what’s involved in a typical day on a small farm? IS there a typical day when the...
National Farmer's Day: Lettuce Love Farm
In tribute to National Farmer’s Day (October 12), meet today’s small farm—Lettuce Love Farm—and the...
How to Press Flowers and Leaves
Pressing flowers is a lovely way to preserve a memory, create a lovely card or framed print, and...
Root Cellars: Handle Your Harvest With Care
If you’re planning to store your produce in a root cellar or something similar, here are tips to...
How to Store Apples Over Winter
Fall brings an abundance of juicy apples. But what to do with them all? See our short video on how...
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...
How to Make Sausages in 10 Steps
Sausage-making never tasted so good! Join the editors of The Old Farmer’s Almanac as we share how...
Growing Asian Greens: Fast and Easy!
Try growing Asian greens such as bok choy, mizuna, or Chinese cabbage! These tasty and popular “...
The Best Fall Flowers For Your Garden
Summer may be in the rear-view mirror, but that doesn’t mean that the blooms have to end! Here are...
Spider plants produce a rosette of long, thin, arched foliage that is solid green or variegated...
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...
October Birth Flowers
Both of the October birth flowers are colorful annuals that thrive in full sun. What is the Flower...
Insects Invading Your Home?
It’s that time of year again! As temperatures cool, various flies, bugs, and beetles slip into your...
Apples: Health Benefits and Other Uses
It’s apple season again! Here are some of the numerous health benefits of apples, as well as some...
How to Extend Your Harvest
Are your beans, tomatoes, and garden crops still producing? There are ways to extend that season...
Hardy Hibiscus for the Fall
In mid-fall, most plants have stopped flowering. However, if you’d like a fall bloomer, this is the...
Cucumbers Harvest: Best Varieties and Cucumber Uses
This year, I grew five different cucumber varieties. Here are the results so far—plus, some ideas...
Best Pumpkin Recipes
It’s that time of year again when pumpkin seems to infiltrate the food world! Now you can add...
The butterfly bush (Buddleia davidii) is a beautiful, fast-growing, deciduous shrub with masses of...
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