How to Get Blue Hydrangeas

If you love blue flowers (and who doesn't?), one of the most popular must-have plants for your garden is hydrangea. These versatile shrubs produce giant ball-shape flowers that look stunning in the landscape surrounding your home, as specimen plants in your garden, and make gorgeous (and easy!) bouquets.

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Flowering Perennials from Spring to Fall

Turn your garden into a color show spring through fall. Here are 17 easy-to-grow flowering perennials.

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Garden Pictures That Inspire

Garden pictures can provide inspiration. Browse our gallery of garden pictures, including landscape garden pictures, to find the picture of a garden that will give you your perfect landscape.

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Growing Lilies and Daylilies in Your Garden

Daylilies and lilies are two big-impact, easy-to-grow plants for your summer garden.

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How to Grow Potatoes

Growing potatoes is easy, and you'll find the taste of homegrown potatoes much better than that of store-bought versions. You can grow potatoes in just a few easy steps. Learn how to grow potatoes, as well as how to harvest them for maximum flavor.

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Urban Gardens

Living in a space-challenged urban environment shouldn't stop you from enjoying fresh air. Check out these great ideas from some amazing city landscapes.

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How to Get Beautiful Texture in Your Garden

Add beauty and texture to your garden with leafy and flowering perennials, annuals, and grasses.

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September Gardening Tips for the South

Your garden may look a little tired, but if you keep up with maintenance, it will swing back into high gear with cooler weather.

Keep Your Lawn Looking Good
September and October are excellent times to reseed and repair lawns. You'll need to water daily until the seed has sprouted and established. Wait to plant grass seed until October in warmer regions when there are cooler temperatures and rain.
Learn how to removate your lawn.

Even though grass growth has slowed, don't let it get more than three inches tall.

Tend to the Garden
For best selection, buy bulbs as soon as you see them in stores. Keep them in a cool, dry place until time for planting (or prechilling) in October.
Try planting some of our favorite varieties.

When annuals -- especially petunias -- or perennials get leggy or scraggly, cut them back by one-third or more. It will not only make them look neater, but it also will often encourage a fresh flush of growth and/or bloom. Continue to fertilize containers containing annuals and perennials.

Halt fertilizing of perennials. It will only encourage them to grow throughout the winter when they need to rest for best overall health.

Keep deadheading. For the most flowers and tidiest garden, deadhead daily.

Roses are waking up again and resuming production. Keep them watered, deadheaded, and fertilized.

If you're lucky, you'll have lots of vegetables to harvest this month. However, high temperatures can cause some edibles to stop producing. Be patient, keep watering, and wait for cooler temperatures when production most likely will resume.
Learn more about harvesting vegetables.

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