Holiday-Inspired Outdoor Decorating that Lasts

Dress up your front porch and yard with these holiday outdoor decorating ideas that last from the first days of fall through the New Year. They look great on a porch or just outside your door.

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Outdoor Christmas Decorating Ideas

Make the outside of your home as ready for the holiday season as the inside with these outdoor Christmas decorating ideas. Our holiday decorating ideas, including beautiful Christmas greenery, festive light displays, and more, are sure to get your yard Christmas-ready.

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Grow Beautiful Amaryllis

Amaryllis flowers are easy to grow from bulbs and great for adding color to your holiday decor.

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Deer-Resistant Shade Plants

Gardening in the shade where deer are plentiful can be a challenging situation. But there are plants that thrive in the shade that aren't tempting to hungry deer. Although no plant can be considered completely deer-resistant, here's a list of shade dwellers that most deer avoid. Plus, we've added some fun facts about deer that might help you understand them better.

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Shrubs with Winter Interest

A winter landscape has a beauty all its own. An unexpected plant feature -- winter blooms that perfume the air, bright berries, colorful or textured foliage or unusual bark -- add a welcome element to gardens. These winter shrubs will not disappoint.

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Tips for Moving Plants Indoors

Here's a handy guide for moving your favorite plants inside once the weather turns cold.

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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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