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.

View Slideshow

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.

View Slideshow

Grow Beautiful Amaryllis

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

See More

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.

View Slideshow

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.

View Slideshow

Tips for Moving Plants Indoors

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

See More
Popular in Gardening

Heat-Tolerant Plants for the Northeast

Like July fireworks, perennial borders burst into color in midsummer heat. Venture out in the cool morning hours to pick a bouquet of these cottage garden favorites that relish the long, sultry days. Mix and match for knockout displays, indoors or out.

Shasta Daisy

Shasta daisy (Leucanthemum x superbum) is a garden standard. Who doesn't love those cheery white flowers that are perfect for bouquets?

There are many Shasta daisy varieties available. 'Becky', one of the most common, won the 2003 Perennial Plant of the Year award for its flawless white blooms with buttery-yellow centers on 3-foot-tall stems. For smaller gardens, try 'Snowcap', a more compact variety, or frilly petaled 'Old Court'.
Learn more about Shasta daisy.


It's tough to beat perennial salvia's performance in the garden. Offering a stunning display of blue, purple, pink, red, or white blooms, most salvias are exceptionally easy to grow and resist deer and rabbits.

Salvia 'Caradonna' or 'East Friesland' offer spiky texture and a royal blue-purple color. Their vibrant flowers are smashing in fresh and dried bouquets and are perfect for attacting butterflies.
Learn more about perennial salvia.


Yarrow (Achillea) is an all-around outstanding perennial. It offers attractive flowers in a wide range of colors (red, orange, yellow, white, pink), it holds up to heat and drought, butterflies love it, and deer and rabbits choose other morsels to eat. Yarrow is an ideal cut flower, as well.

Yarrow pairs well with just about anything. Red-flowering 'Pomegranate' and golden 'Coronation Gold' are butterfly magnets.
Learn more about yarrow.

Blanket Flower

Blanket flower (Gaillardia) offers nonstop flowers for months, withstanding the first fall frosts. This North American native holds up like a champ to heat and drought conditions and is barely bothered by deer and rabbits (though it's almost always visited by butterflies).

The hybrid 'Oranges and Lemons' is a favorite for summer. 'Mesa Yellow' offers clear golden-yellow blooms; 'Goblin' is a compact selection that has red flowers boldly marked with yellow.
Learn more about blanket flower.


North American-native penstemons give an all-American display when you plant scarlet-red hybrids, such as 'Fireworks' or 'Rubycunda'. The blooms are guaranteed to entice hummingbirds. Note: Be sure to give penstemons good drainage; most sulk in clay and are short-lived. They perform better in hot, dry spots.


Loading... Please wait...