Miniature Fairy Garden

Combining drought-tolerant succulents, Cotswold cottages, and elevated beds will lend easy inspection of the wee landscaping of a miniature garden.

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The Best Drought-Tolerant Perennials

When summer heat kicks in, rely on these drought-tolerant plants to hold their own -- and still look beautiful.

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Heat-Loving Container-Garden Plants

The dog days of summer can turn your gorgeous container gardens into a crispy mess. Try these plants that take the heat for color all season long.

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Summer Garden Maintenance Checklist

Summer is a gardener¿s busiest season. If you¿re short on time or not sure what to do, follow this easy summer gardening checklist to keep your lawn and garden in great shape all season long.

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Throw a Garden Party

Greet the season with friends, flowers, and ice cream floats! Featuring pretty paper blooms and a blushing peach punch, this lovely garden gathering will have you celebrating summer in style.

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Creating Succulent Containers

Succulent gardens are low maintenance and make great container gardens -- they can withstand heat, neglect, and direct sunlight. Learn tips and tricks to create a gorgeous succulent container garden.

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Top Plants that Thrive in Clay

Clay soil makes gardening tough. It's slippery when wet, and it bakes solid when dry. Here are 25 beautiful plants that grow well in clay.

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Perennials

Perennials reward from year to year -- but there are so many to choose from. Where to start? Use these guides to color, type, and region, as well as blooms that are great for cutting and making a big impact. Start by picking from the top daylilies, salvias, irises, and hostas. Once summer turns into autumn, fill your garden with perfect, stunning jewel-tone shades with fall-blooming plants. We show you how with foliage plants, flowers, and ornamental grasses, as well as all the varieties (and colors) of mums. Ornamental grasses may not bloom, but they are reliable, low-maintenance stunners that offer impact nearly year-round; here are some of the best varieties. There are different no-fail plants for each region of the country; find the best ones for where you live. If you live in a tropical climate (or just love the textures, colors, and scents of warm-weather regions), find how to surround yourself with heat-loving plants. You may think that difficult conditions -- including clay, damp or dry climates, shady landscapes, seaside gardens, woodland spots, or drought-tolerant spots -- make it impossible for you to successfully garden; learn the best plants that prove otherwise. Trough gardens are a great way to grow small drought-tolerant perennials, succulents, and alpine plants. Here are some of the best.

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The Best Drought-Tolerant Perennials

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The Best Perennials for Shade

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Give your garden four seasons of interest with low-maintenance ornamental...

10 Great Groundcover Plants

Whether they're low and sleek or tall and blousy, groundcover plants do just...

Hydrangea Pruning Basics

Beloved by gardeners far and wide, hydrangeas nevertheless present some...

Butterfly weed

Get detailed growing information on this plant and hundreds more in BHG's Plan...

Butterfly Garden Plants

Butterfly gardens not only attract butterflies, they also offer beautiful...

Peony

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Hellebore

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Easy Groundcovers

Let easy-growing groundcovers be the solution to your landscaping problems....

Easy to Grow Perennials

With hundreds of perennials to choose from, picking the right ones for your...

A Gardener's Guide to Salvias

Salvias, also called sages, are easy to grow, bloom abundantly, and great...

Top Fall Flowers for Your Garden

Fill your garden with these fall flowers perfect for fresh bouquets and...

Top Plants that Thrive in Clay

Clay soil makes gardening tough. It's slippery when wet, and it bakes solid...

Perennial Plant Combinations

What blooms with what? That's one of the big questions we hear from our reader...

The Best New Shade Perennials for 2014

Electrify the darkest corners of your landscape with shade-loving perennial...

6 Long-Blooming Perennials

Say hello to some of our favorite perennials -- three for sun and three for...

How to Divide Hostas

Keep your hostas healthy and thriving -- or simply make more to spread through...

Top Shade Garden Plants

Discover beautiful and easy-to-grow plant varieties to add color and interest...

Cottage Garden Style

Cottage gardens offer informal charm and beauty. See the best cottage garden...

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