Farmer's Almanac Predictions

The Old Farmer's Almanac claims its "weather" predictions are 80 percent accurate--using a secret formula created back about 1800, and still employed. However, a University of Illinois professor of atmospheric science conducted a study which concluded the Almanac's predictions were on average only 51 percent accurate. A simple flip of the coin will give you the same probability--essentially random chance. Hello! The Almanac is a for-profit business trying to get you to buy/use their service. Popular Mechanics claims the Almanac's predictions "are full of crap." Many other sources agree with the assessment. It is impossible to predict the weather accurately beyond a few days--occasiona

Rant of the Month

Unfortunately, most people know little about gardening and environmental issues including many "professionals" employed to choose, install and maintain plants and design landscapes. This page highlights specific issues with commentary on remedy or recommendation for course of action. Examples are numerous and easy to find -- rarely requiring me to travel far from home.  Hopefully, these postings will make the task of finding examples more difficult.  I will occasionally also post outstanding and approved examples in an effort to educate.