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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Our guide to bulbs takes you from spring through fall and winter and back again for year after year filled with the color, beauty, and variety of these essential garden plants. Unlike many other garden flowers, spring bulbs get their start in autumn when they are planted. Our simple tips to follow in fall will have beautiful results in spring. With hundreds of kinds of bulbs to plant, we've made the guesswork simple with the favorite spring-blooming beauties of the garden editors at Better Homes and Gardens. Naturalizing bulbs in the lawn is a newfound way to integrate bulbs into the landscape; we have the best bulbs to achieve this surprising dash of spring color. If the wide assortment of bulbs leaves you stymied as to planting timetables, put your worries aside with a helpful chart that lets you know what to plant when. As with perennials and annuals, different types of bulbs need different care; we've gathered all those care tips in one guide, as well as planting tips for bulbs in every season. Containers are a good way to spotlight the beauty of bulbs; use these ideas for outdoor pots of your favorite spring bulbs or indoor pots in winter when you force early blooms.

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