Miniature Fairy Garden

Combining drought-tolerant succulents, Cotswold cottages, and elevated beds will lend easy inspection of the wee landscaping of a miniature garden.

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The Best Drought-Tolerant Perennials

When summer heat kicks in, rely on these drought-tolerant plants to hold their own -- and still look beautiful.

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Heat-Loving Container-Garden Plants

The dog days of summer can turn your gorgeous container gardens into a crispy mess. Try these plants that take the heat for color all season long.

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Summer Garden Maintenance Checklist

Summer is a gardener¿s busiest season. If you¿re short on time or not sure what to do, follow this easy summer gardening checklist to keep your lawn and garden in great shape all season long.

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Throw a Garden Party

Greet the season with friends, flowers, and ice cream floats! Featuring pretty paper blooms and a blushing peach punch, this lovely garden gathering will have you celebrating summer in style.

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Creating Succulent Containers

Succulent gardens are low maintenance and make great container gardens -- they can withstand heat, neglect, and direct sunlight. Learn tips and tricks to create a gorgeous succulent container garden.

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Top Plants that Thrive in Clay

Clay soil makes gardening tough. It's slippery when wet, and it bakes solid when dry. Here are 25 beautiful plants that grow well in clay.

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Best Fall Flowers of the Mountain West and High Plains

Add eye-catching color to mountain gardens with these reliable bloomers.

Hyssop, or hummingbird mint, provides prolific blooms through the first frost. Look for varieties from the Plant Select program (an initiative between Colorado State University and the Denver Botanic Gardens), which are chosen for their resilience and beauty growing in the mountains and plains. Top picks include orange Sunset hyssop (Agastache rupestris), yellow-orange 'Coronado' hyssop (Agastache aurantiaca 'Coronado'), and lavender-rose Sonoran Sunset hyssop (Agastache cana).

The lush foliage of Bergenia cordifolia 'Autumn Glory' deepens and intensifies with autumn's chill, as does Heuchera sanguinea 'Canyon Duet', a compact coralbell variety with purple-veined dark green foliage that turns reddish. For interesting foliage color that withstands the cold, the Proven Winners Dolce Series doesn't disappoint. Heuchera hybrid 'Key Lime Pie' is chartreuse; 'Blackcurrant' has bold purple leaves with silver accents; and the bronze foliage of 'Creme Brulee' develops brown sugar highlights as the temperature drops.

Ornamental grasses form a dramatic backdrop to fall flowers and foliage, adding texture and movement. Maidengrass (Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus'), feather reedgrass (Calamagrostis 'Karl Foerster'), and switchgrass (Panicum virgatum) form appealing seed heads.

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