2015 Almanac and Calendars

2015 Almanac and Calendars
Gardeners can choose from a number of almanacs and calendars for 2015.

My favorite almanac by far is the one that has been published annually by John Baer’s Sons for nearly two centuries. Baer’s Agricultural Almanac and Gardener’s Guide is an American classic. Edited by Linda L. Weidman, the 2015 edition features articles and information on a range of topics that will be of interest to gardeners. Order a subscription so you’ll receive this on a timely basis as soon as it comes out each year.

This has weather predictions for September-December 2014 and for each month of 2015 with details for each area of the country along with charts of the moon, sun, signs, etc. for the period.

The 2015 issue is brimming with garden and plant folklore for each month as well as flower facts, seasonal gardening tips, and articles on a number of garden topics. This issue features helpful and informative articles on various topics, such as ten plants you can’t kill and winter storage of vegetables. It showcases a number of plants, including peonies, irises, and tomatoes as well as others. This also contains vegetable and seed planting tables for various regions.

In addition, this issue includes various helpful tables and charts, such as weights and measures, fishing calendars, mileage charts, and a table for foretelling the weather. As if that isn’t enough, it also features scrumptious recipes, historical highlights, humor, and poetry.

The American Quilter’s Society has released its new 2015 calendars, which will be of particular interest to gardeners who quilt. The 2015 American Quilter's Society Wall Calendar features thirteen award winning quilts from the society’s quilt shows. All but two of these feature garden flowers or related garden themes.

These gorgeous designs depict all types of quilting techniques, including patchwork and applique. This large format 24 inch by 12 inch wall calendar has plenty of room for recording appointments. It has details on each quilt, its creation, and the awards it has received.

The calendar lists the major holidays. For each month, this also shows the calendar for the preceding and following months. The last page has space for recording important phone numbers, etc. It also includes details on the society’s 2015 quilt shows.

The inspiring quilts in this 2015 wall calendar include a lovely magnolia quilt design as well as a stunning one with traditional English cottages and gardens. A number of the designs feature either pots of flowers, floral borders, wreaths, flower gardens, or baskets of flowers. Along with beautiful flowers, some of these quilts depict birds or other wildlife.

The American Quilter Society’s 2015 Quilt Art Engagement Calendar is a must have for busy gardeners who quilt. This calendar features a beautiful award winning quilt for each week. Twenty of these quilts feature garden quilts or floral/plant themes. It has ample space for each day of the year to record your appointments.

Edited by Klaudeen Hansen, it showcases award winning quilts from the society’s quilt shows. For each one, Hansen gives details on the prizes it received, details on the design and how the quilt was created. The wonderful full color photos are by Charles R. Lynch of Paducah, Kentucky.

The calendar’s designs include all kinds of quilting techniques and inspiring quilts for every season of the year. The featured plants and flowers include the calla lily, fall trees, floral landscapes, daisies, and pumpkins and others.

This engagement calendar, which lists all the major holidays, is a perfect size for tote bags. The durable spiral binding means the pages open flat for easy use. At the bottom of each weekly page, this also shows the entire calendar for the current month.

The last page has space for notes as well as full calendars for 2015 and 2016 along with information on the various quilt shows of the society for 2015.

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