Holiday-Inspired Outdoor Decorating that Lasts

Dress up your front porch and yard with these holiday outdoor decorating ideas that last from the first days of fall through the New Year. They look great on a porch or just outside your door.

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Outdoor Christmas Decorating Ideas

Make the outside of your home as ready for the holiday season as the inside with these outdoor Christmas decorating ideas. Our holiday decorating ideas, including beautiful Christmas greenery, festive light displays, and more, are sure to get your yard Christmas-ready.

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Grow Beautiful Amaryllis

Amaryllis flowers are easy to grow from bulbs and great for adding color to your holiday decor.

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Deer-Resistant Shade Plants

Gardening in the shade where deer are plentiful can be a challenging situation. But there are plants that thrive in the shade that aren't tempting to hungry deer. Although no plant can be considered completely deer-resistant, here's a list of shade dwellers that most deer avoid. Plus, we've added some fun facts about deer that might help you understand them better.

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Shrubs with Winter Interest

A winter landscape has a beauty all its own. An unexpected plant feature -- winter blooms that perfume the air, bright berries, colorful or textured foliage or unusual bark -- add a welcome element to gardens. These winter shrubs will not disappoint.

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Tips for Moving Plants Indoors

Here's a handy guide for moving your favorite plants inside once the weather turns cold.

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Gardening in the Southwest

There's so much to love about gardening in the Desert Southwest: the colorful plants and amazing variety of foliage, to name just two. But gardening in the Desert Southwest also has its challenges, which is why we put together this guide to help you create a beautiful, easy-to-maintain landscape. Start with plants that are resilient to deer, so you don't have to worry about wildlife devastating your flowerbeds. Or choose tough growers that have already adapted to the climate of the Desert Southwest. Try 15 great native plants and even more no-fail perennials that are beautiful, too. You'll enjoy taking a tour of a Desert Southwest garden in Texas, with lots of outdoor living spaces that are made for family and friends. If you're new to gardening in the Desert Southwest, use these woody plants and fragrant flowers adapted to the arid climate to help find balance with the limited water supply. You'll also enjoy the beautiful selections that draw birds and butterflies to your yard, and you'll appreciate the edibles you can grow, harvest, and eat. Use our month-by-month calendar to make your garden tasks easier to manage.

15 Great Native Plants for Southwestern Gardens

Add low-maintenance beauty to your yard with these tough Southwestern plants.

Easy-Care Desert Landscaping Ideas

Get helpful tips and tricks from a professional landscape designer the desert.

Top Deer-Resistant Plants of the Southwest

Pick these beautiful varieties if deer are a problem in your area.

No-Fail Perennials of the Southwest

Beloved, hardy, low-maintenance pass-along plants are the best friend-makers a...

Top Flowering Shrubs for the Desert Southwest

Select these flowering shrubs for Southwestern yards and you're sure to be...

A Garden You Can Live In

This Texas garden is made for relaxing with plenty of outdoor living options,...

Top Fruit Trees for the Southwest

Plant these desert-hardy trees and enjoy garden-fresh fruit in the Southwest.

Southwest Lawn-Care Calendar

Growing a lawn in the Desert Southwest can be a challenge. Here's a seasonal...

August Gardening Tips for the Desert Southwest

August blends excessive heat with high humidity and monsoon rains. Learn trick...

Best Fragrant Flowers for the Desert Southwest

Use these classic plants to bring welcome fragrance to your southwestern garden.

Grow Desert Plants

Live in an arid region and yearn for a lovely landscape? Stick with desert...

Texas Landscaping

Texas has eight different landscaping regions that range in temperature,...

Best Plants for Attracting Birds in the Southwest

Welcome desert birds to your garden with these colorful plants.

October Gardening Tips for the Desert Southwest

Monsoon rains have evaporated, followed by drier air and cooler nights....

December Gardening Tips for the Desert Southwest

Welcome winter with festive greenery and garden-theme holiday decor. Garden...

January Gardening Tips for the Southwest

January is typically the coldest month in the Southwest, but if you don't mind...

Fabulous Fall Color: The Best Plants for the Southwest

Add a burst of fall color to southwestern gardens with these striking trees an...

Desert Landscape Ideas for New Gardeners

Creating desert landscapes in arid climates is a challenge only if you're...

November Gardening Tips for the Desert Southwest

This is the month to start putting the garden to bed, but don't despair....

Top Roses for Gardens in the Southwest

What's the secret to growing beautiful, healthy roses? Picking the right...

April Tips: The Desert Southwest

The garden season is in full swing. Grab your gloves and enjoy the chores --...

Flowers that Hold Up to Summer Heat in the Desert Southwest

When it comes to heat-tolerant plants, gardeners in the Southwest are experts....

Best Early Spring Flowers for the Desert Southwest

Welcome spring to your Southwest garden with these stunning early bloomers.

February Gardening Tips for the Southwest

The garden gets off to a growing start this month in much of the Southwest....


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