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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Smart Rose Shopping

Follow these four tips to guarantee you get what you want -- without spending too much.

Affordable bare-root roses are widely available in garden centers, nurseries, and mail-order catalogs.

1. If you purchase bare-root (dormant) roses from mail-order sources, chances are you'll find a tremendous selection. Buy from a nursery in your region, where plants have been grown in conditions comparable to those in your garden. Average price: $15-$18.

2. Bare-root stock suffers less shock from travel and transplanting than potted stock. These roses are widely available at garden centers in early spring as boxed or plastic-wrapped roots packed in peat moss. Selection is limited; quality varies. Average price $10-$12.

3. If you buy potted plants at a nursery or garden center, look for healthy specimens with abundant foliage rising from several strong canes. Plant in spring, summer, or fall. Average price: $16-$22, depending on size and type.

4. Roses grown on their own roots (not grafted), known as own-root roses, are becoming the plant of choice among many rose gardeners because they tend to live for generations. These plants require several years to become well-established in the garden. Choose from a wide variety available from mail-order sources; plant in spring. Average price: $15.

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