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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Colonial-Style Cottage Garden

Get tips and a plan for creating a lush garden full of charm.

At first, it doesn't seem like a Colonial-style cottage garden should work. Colonial gardens, after all, were mainly utilitarian -- a place to grow vegetables and herbs tidily behind a white-picket fence. They often had a formal design or feel.

Cottage gardens are largely the opposite: They're lush, blowsy places that are anything but formal. Packed with plants, it's common to see annuals, perennials, and herbs spilling over, or even partially blocking, pathways. You'll often see structures such as a white-picket fence or an arbor in a cottage garden, though it's anything but formal.

You'll end up with a garden that's both pretty and practical.

Get more ideas by downloading our plan here, featured in the August 2010 issue of Better Homes and Gardens® magazine.

Click here to download a free labeled diagram of the garden shown here!


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