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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Secrets to Bird-Hosting

Six quick and easy ways to create a welcoming space for birds to inhabit.

To turn your backyard into a winged haven, follow these simple suggestions:

Go organic.
Never use pesticides or herbicides on your property.

Establish multiple habitats.
Birds are drawn to areas where two or more habitats come together; create several in your yard for the birds' benefit.

Save deadwood.
Designate woodland areas for the birds -- leaving dead trees standing (if this is not a safety hazard) and letting wood decay.

Provide a refuge.
Create a brush pile in the transition area beside a woodland and its neighboring open field for birds to seek cover from predators.

Plant in multiples.
One bird-supporting plant is good -- but five or seven or nine of something is even better.

Skip weeding.
This is your excuse to leave some weeds behind the potting shed or some other off-the-beaten-track place. Let weeds go to seed, and the birds will love it.

Provide grass at different heights.
Let some grass grow long to shelter birds. Mow other grass short to help ground-feeders hunt for worms.

Spread seeds.
Pick seed heads of plants such as coreopsis and Rudbeckia to sprinkle in a meadow to increase the bounty of seed-producing wildflowers for birds.

Recycle.
If you have pets whom you brush their hair, enclose it in suet cages and hang outside for nesting material.

Get more ideas on creating a backyard wildlife habitat.
See which berry plants the birds love the most.

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