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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Elegant Edibles for the Northeast

Bring edible plants into ornamental beds for a season-long show.

No space for a vegetable garden? Window boxes and patio planters can grow fresh herbs, leafy greens, and salsa ingredients as easily as petunias and geraniums -- and look beautiful in the bargain.

Let pink-flowered creeping thyme (Thymus vulgaris) cascade over the edge of a pot. For brighter color, add the golden foliage of citrus-scented lemon thyme (Thymus x citriodorus) to the arrangement. Swap ornamental, flowering salvias for their equally attractive culinary cousins: Salvia officinalis 'Tricolor' and 'Aurea'. Their felted oval leaves blend beautifully with flowering plants and add flavor to poultry dishes.

Herbs earn their keep in the landscape, too. In place of ornamental alliums, try chives (Allium schoenoprasum) and garlic chives (Allium tuberosum), which add vertical accents and long-lasting flowers to the garden and spice to the dinner table.

Want an edible alternative to annual bedding plants? Leafy lettuce, chard, and kale offer exotic color and texture to flowerbeds and borders. Turn an eyesore fence into a productive patch with climbing beans, cucumbers, squash, and gourds. Let their foliage, flowers, and fruit add shade, privacy, and food for the table. Bon appetit!

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