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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Best Plants for Butterflies for the Northwest

Attract butterflies to your yard with these easy-care plants.

Attracting butterflies to your garden is a romantic notion, and one that is as good for the environment as for the health of your garden. To successfully lure these beauties, however, you need plants to feed caterpillars as well as the mature butterflies they'll turn into. This means putting up with some chewed leaves for the later benefit of butterflies flitting about and sipping nectar. There are a few plants that meet both the food needs of caterpillars and the nectar needs of butterflies. Ceanothus species, which are evergreen, blue-flowering groundcovers and shrubs, are beloved by butterflies at all stages of their life span. Provide a warm, sheltered spot and perfect drainage, and Ceanothus are easy-care plants. Our native flowering currant (Ribes sanguineum) blooms in March, and also meets the needs of caterpillars and butterflies, as well as being an early food source for overwintering hummingbirds. The Woodland Park Zoological Gardens in Seattle has a popular butterfly exhibit that features a demonstration garden filled with a variety of plants for nurturing butterflies in Northwest gardens.

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