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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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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Perennial Flowers by Season

Enjoy flowers every day from spring to fall with our guide to perennial flowers by bloom season.

Perennials are loved by gardeners for their ability to grace a garden year after year, often growing stronger and more beautiful as they age.

But unlike ever-blooming annuals, most perennials have a relatively short bloom season, lasting from a few days to a few weeks. Planting a variety of perennials with staggered bloom times ensures ongoing blooms in your yard all season long.

Remember to plant perennials with showy foliage or other seasonal attributes so that when the flower burst is finished, attractive leaf color or pattern, seedpods, or texture remains.

You also need to increase the volume of plants you use if you want season-long color. Where three or four annuals brighten a bed with nonstop blooms, you may need at least a dozen different perennials to ensure long-lasting color. That many plants need a larger bed than annuals.

Use this list to help you plan your perennial flowers by season of interest.


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