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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How to Grow Paperwhites

Bring a touch of spring into your home a few months early with easy-to-grow paperwhite bulbs!

Paperwhites, such as the ones right, belong to the daffodil family and can be forced to flower indoors any time of year. 

The bulbs don't even need soil: You can force the paperwhites in water alone; just add enough to cover the lower portion of the bulbs without submersing them.

Paperwhites can also grow in a variety of creative mediums that provide root support. Place each bulb so that half to three-quarters of it shows above the surface of the medium. Set the bulbs in a warm, sunny spot, water regularly, and they will flower in a month or so. For longer-lasting blooms, move the bulbs to a cool spot out of direct sunlight once flowers appear.

It might be tempting to try to coax the bulbs into bloom again next season, but they'll most likely refuse. Just like the breath of spring herself, the beauty of forced bulbs is fleeting and lasts only one season.

Our Favorite Daffodils for Forcing

'Galilee' -- all-white blooms with pleasant fragrance

'Erlicheer' -- clumps of white flowers with yellow centers

'Ziva' -- big, white flowers with spicy aroma

'Yael' -- yellow cups surrounded by snowy white petals

'Grand Soleil d'Or' -- multiflower stems with light yellow blooms


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