The Best Flowers for Wet Soil

Turn a wet, poorly drained spot in your yard into a colorful landscape feature with these perennial flowers and ornamental grasses.

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Fall Veggies to Plant Now

Grow these cool-season vegetables and herbs to extend your garden's harvests in spring and fall. This list of vegetables includes seasonal vegetables, green vegetables, non-starchy vegetables, winter vegetables, green leafy vegetables, fall vegetables and more.

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Improve Poor Drainage

Follow these tips to transform a poorly drained area into an easy-care garden.

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Tips and Tricks to Keep Plants Blooming

Deadheading is a popular practice ¿ but do you know all the ways to keep flowers on your plants longer? Follow these easy tips for keeping your favorite shrubs and flowers blooming longer.

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Top Plant Picks for Late-Summer Color

Keep the color coming on strong through the end of the growing season with these easy-care, reliable annuals and perennials.

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Plan for a Gorgeous Fall Landscape

See how two great gardeners -- one on the East Coast and one on the West -- created knock-your-socks-off fall yards -- and learn how you can do the same.

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Best Plants for Rock Gardens

Transforming an unsightly slope or mound in your backyard into a colorful rock garden is easy when you chose the right plants. These amazing, low-maintenance ground huggers don't mind poor soil but do need good drainage to survive. Here's a list of our top plants for rock gardens.

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Best Green-Leaf Plants for Your Garden


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    • Variegated creeping Jenny (Lysimachia congestiflora)

      A collage of variegated gold-and-green lysimachia, along with chartreuse hosta leaves and two varieties of fern, provides a perennial tapestry in the shade.

    • Siberian iris (Iris sibirica), ostrich fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris)

      Two perennials for rich, moist soil unfurl their new green finery and flowers in late spring.

    • Parsley (Petroselinum spp.)

      As the first color of spring in the kitchen garden, a contrast of flat- and curly-leaf biennial parsley creates a textural study in green. Mulching plants lightly in fall helps them survive winter.

    • Hebe (Hebe cupressoides), juniper (Juniperus spp.)

      Rugged evergreen ground covers, including hebes and junipers, join creeping thymes to show off various tints of green combined with flattering hues of bronze and gold.

    • Japanese maple (Acer palmatum)

      An excellent understory tree, the Japanese maple's leaves unfold like graceful fans.

    • Creeping sedum (Sedum spurium)

      Fine-textured perennial creeping sedum thrives in a cracked concrete birdbath that no longer holds water.

    • Horizontal blue juniper (Juniperus horizontalis 'Wiltonii')

      Among a colorful cast of shrub characters, including Harry Lauder's walking stick, blue spruce, chartreuse false cypress, and 'Mugo' pine, ground cover juniper sprawls at center stage.

    • Hydrangea, hosta

      Layers and shades of green dotted with white and orange glow in this shady oasis that also includes lilies, impatiens, and coral bells.

    • 'Peppermint Star' geranium (Pelargonium spp.), Impatiens hyb.

      The textures of two annuals form a dynamic contrast. Chartreuse geranium foliage frames and clarifies red impatiens blossoms.

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      Pine (Pinus spp.), bidi-bidi (Acaena spp.), Japanese blood grass (Imperata cylindrica)

      Not a flower in sight, yet this interplay of textures from an ornamental grass, a perennial ground cover, and an evergreen renders an always fresh and intriguing composition.

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      Plants with Colorful Foliage

      Always include a generous helping of plants with colorful foliage in your garden. They'll provide nonstop color while other plants come in and out of bloom. Here are some of our favorites.
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