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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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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