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 Styles

What's your garden style? Do you love the dressed up formality of traditional arrangements? Or the exuberance of cottage or country gardens? How about minimalism in Asian-inspired spaces? Or are you a whimsical gardener that loves romance? Here's everything you need to discover your style and design a gorgeous garden. Start with plants: For a country garden we have beautiful, easy-care plants that provide blooms all summer long (and if your garden is magazine-worthy, you can enter the Country Gardens Magazine Garden Awards and check out past winners, too). There are top plants for cottage gardens -- enough to fill even the biggest spaces -- as well as 21 easy ideas to beautify your yard. Speaking of Better Homes and Gardens reader tips, you'll want to plant your own border garden once you see how one reader designed a space that brims with color from spring through frost. Experts, including renowned Canadian designer Brian Minter and the Dutch designers at the Keukenhof Gardens, also offer their advice. If you have kids and want to get them outside digging in the dirt, there are ways to plant garden and nature love in young ones; start with these seven ways to get everyone outside. Theme gardens are also on our minds; use rock gardens for rugged beauty, chocolate gardens for exotic colors and scents, and Asian spaces for peaceful retreats.

Rock Garden Design Ideas

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

Features That Create an Outstanding Garden

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Incorporate Natives Into Your Landscape

Natives are a key element to any garden. Learn how to incorporate native plant...

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21 Easy Ideas to Beautify Your Yard

Get great garden design tips from renowned Canadian designer Brian Minter.

Garden: Curb Appeal

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

Create Privacy in Your Yard

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The Elements of Cottage Garden Design

Create the romance of a cottage garden with these simple tips.

Small Garden Ideas

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The 18 Best Plants for Cottage Gardens

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

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Creating a beautiful landscape isn't as hard as you might think. Follow these...

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Best Plants for Landscape Edging

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Create Formal Style in Your Landscape

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Cottage-Style Landscape Design

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Planning Your Front-Yard Landscape

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

Elements of a Japanese Garden

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

The Elements of Great Landscape Design

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