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 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.

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