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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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.

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Top Fruit Trees for the Southwest

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

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Flowers that Hold Up to Summer Heat in the Desert Southwest

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Elegant Edibles for the Southwest

Include edible plants in ornamental beds for an eye-catching Southwest garden.

Best Fall Flowers for the Desert Southwest

Use these woody plants to bring vibrant color to Southwest gardens.

Best Plants for Attracting Birds in the Southwest

Welcome desert birds to your garden with these colorful plants.

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July Gardening Tips for the Desert Southwest

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September Tips: The Desert Southwest

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May Gardening Tips for the Desert Southwest

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October Gardening Tips for the Desert Southwest

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