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.

Rain barrels are a great way to save water and money -- and making a DIY rain...

A small garden space doesn't mean you can't have the garden you want. Here are...

Create your own living mosaic to hang on a wall, indoors or out.

Japanese gardens combine the basic elements of plants, water, and rocks with...

The container that displays plants should be as much of an art piece as the...

These romantic plants are must-haves for a romantic cottage-style garden.

Transform molds from your pantry and easy-to-use concrete into a variety of...

White flowers lend a cooling effect to the garden, especially on hot summer...

Perennials are the anchor of any fall garden. See fall perennial flowers and...

Create a garden that's big on color -- but small on labor.

Accent your shade garden with easy-growing, weed-smothering groundcovers. Here...

Check out these 10 DIY's to organize any outdoor space this Spring. There are...

Rock gardens can bring a natural, rugged beauty to any yard, including those...

Add big color to your compact landscape with our collection of ideas for small...

Pink flowers can add a bold or delicate touch to the garden depending on which...

Plant a few of these aromatic gems around your yard and add a whole new level...

Autumn can be an exciting time in your garden if you apply any of these tips...

The front yard is the place most people fix first -- and for good reason. Ofte...

They come waving wands and wearing wings with tiaras on their heads. Some even...

Use this technique to dry hydrangea blossoms for year-round enjoyment.

Attract beautiful hummingbirds to your yard by growing these beautiful garden...

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