Garden Design

Garden design is the foundation of any great landscape. What does your dream garden look like? Make that dream a reality with garden design secrets, ideas, and inspiration for front yards and backyards. That includes stunning color, foliage, and plant combinations, including the best red and yellow flowers to pair together, as well as tips for decor, landscaping, and curb appeal. We've made it easy to include more plants in your favorite hues, with guides to blue, lavender, orange, pink, and purple blooms -- and more. If you love a landscape filled with wildlife, such as birds and butterflies, you'll learn ways to attract them to your garden, including building your own birdhouses or creating birdbaths. Better Homes and Gardens Test Garden(R) secrets are revealed, with a tour through its stunning outdoor spaces. For gardeners trying to conquer a difficult condition, such as shade, don't despair, we have advice from the pros as well as ways to increase your yard's privacy. For those of you who already know what your garden style is, you'll love the guides to garden types, including cottage, country, and Japanese. And DIYers will fill weekends with garden projects galore, including directions for making a living wreath, luminarias, and topiaries, as well as how to dry flowers. Plus, boost your garden's interest every season with landscaping secrets for autumn and winter.

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