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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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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