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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Garden Projects

Garden projects can add functional, fun, and fashionable accents to your landscape and even inside spaces. Start by saving flowers with easy-to-follow instructions for preserving garden beauty. Hydrangeas in particular make a great dried flower, and we have advice on how to select blooms so the color lasts and lasts. You can also use live plants in garden projects, such as a living wreath; we have instructions for one you can make and hang on a door, fence, or deck. You can weave pussy willow branches into a striking wreath that's also a great accent inside or out. Once you've mastered a living wreath, put your skills to work creating topiaries out of your favorite plants, including shamrock and fragrant rosemary. If you're interested in using materials other than plants to create accents, try decorative glass garden votives, which you can use on a deck or patio. Tin cans -- a common cast-off -- are easily transformed into lanterns for a folk art-inspired tabletop touch. To add character to garden ornaments, apply an aged finish for an individual touch.

Garden: Curb Appeal

Boosting curb appeal is easy with the help of colorful plants and functional...

Easy DIY Garden Accents

Skip the store-bought accents and give your garden a personalized spin with...

Make a Living Succulent Picture

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

Make a Rain Barrel to Save Water

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

Make Your Own Potting Bench

Want to know how to build a potting bench? Our potting bench plan will give yo...

DIY Double-Decker Fountain

Fill your outdoor living area with the soothing sounds of a trickling fountain...

Cast in Stone: DIY Landscape Accent

Hard as rock, concrete ornaments are easy to make. Even better, this versatile...

Tile-Topped Stepping Stones

Create a pretty garden path with the help of these handmade stepping stones...

Plant a Living Wreath

Plant this low-care, living wreath to hang on your doorway, fence, or deck for...

Beautiful Bouquets Fresh from the Garden

Enjoy color and fragrance from your garden with a fresh bouquet of blooms.

Plant Up a Wheelbarrow Fairy Garden

Create a charming little landscape in a vintage wheelbarrow that you can move...

Make Your Own Concrete Planters

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

DIY-ify: 10 Clever Storage Ideas For Your Outdoor Space

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

Turn a Birdbath Into a Planter

How to turn a cracked concrete birdbath into a 'tweet succulent planter.

Make Your Own Topiary

Egyptians and Romans were the first to prune plants into decorative shapes....

Make a Hollyhock Doll

Use these tips to create your own floral works of art.

Pressed Flowers: How to Make Your Own

Learn how to make your own pressed flowers.

Make a Hypertufa Trough

Show off your favorite container plants in a homemade hypertufa trough.

How to Dry Hydrangeas

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

Make Your Own Arbor

Add year-round interest to your landscape with a willow arbor. We'll show you...

DIY Tomato Cage

There are two types of tomatoes: determinate and indeterminate. Determinate...

DIY Pond Box

This mini ecosystem brings the pleasure of a water garden to your deck.

Urban Garden Ideas

Pack a lot of garden into a small space -- even your own chickens! -- with...

Dogwood Garden Orb

Dogwood cuttings from annual pruning become simple garden accents when wound...

Tin Can Luminarias

These easy-to-make tin lanterns are the perfect accent to scatter around a...

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