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.

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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.

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Grow Beautiful Amaryllis

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

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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.

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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.

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Tips for Moving Plants Indoors

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

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Garden Guide for Southern California

The climate of Southern California is great for creating a garden that bursts with color and blooms virtually year-round. Start with our month-by-month calendar, which guides you with tasks and options for each season, including tips for maintaining a healthy, beautiful lawn. Winter is the time to rest, but a little pruning, fertilizing, and organizing can give you a leg up on the rest of the year. Come springtime, garden activities include mowing and fertilizing, as well as plant prep for hotter summer temperatures. Prime growing season tasks include keeping on top of weeds and spent flowers and supplementing water when needed. Unlike much of the country, Southern California gardeners spend fall planting again before waiting for winter rains and restoration. Through all the seasons, help your garden by planting a few favorite, super-easy perennials and hardy native plants. Even though the sun shines almost year-round in Southern California, deer can be an issue; check out plants less palatable to these pesky animals. If you're looking for inspiration, tour a Southern California garden where the gardener uses her spaces to create garden rooms.

Top Native Plants of Southern California

These tough, beautiful plants can take hot, dry conditions with ease. They're...

No-Fail Perennials of Southern California

You can't go wrong with these super-easy garden plants for bold color and...

Vegetable Gardens That Look Great

Grow your own food with style! Use these tips to create a vegetable garden...

Lawn-Care Calendar for Southern California

Enjoy a healthy, beautiful lawn with our lawn-care calendar for the Southern...

Top Drought-Tolerant Perennials for Southern California

Make your garden a cinch to care for, even during dry weather, by selecting...

December Tips: Southern California

Garden must-dos are minimal this month, giving you more time to focus on the...

November Tips: Southern California

Returning rains mean a greener landscape, beautiful roses, and finishing up...

October Tips: Southern California

In Southern California, September can provide some of the year's most pleasant...

A Garden for Living In

This Southern California gardener created a series of garden rooms where she...

January Tips: Southern California

Start off your garden year right by laying the foundation for a great garden.

February Tips: Southern California

As temperatures start warming up, get going with a little cleanup and planting.

Plants Deer Don't Like to Eat for Southern California Gardens

Enjoy a beautiful garden by employing these plants -- even if deer are a...

August Tips: Southern California

Watering and pest control are your main tasks this month.

September Tips: Southern California

September marks the beginning of the fall planting season -- a busy time of...

March Tips: Southern California

So much gardening to do and so little time! Here's a rundown of your top garde...

April Tips: Southern California

From planting to deadheading, there's plenty to do in the garden this month. S...

July Tips: Southern California

The heat gives both plants and people a bit of a break, but there are still...

May Tips: Southern California

Spring is winding down and summer's just around the corner. Here's the last...

June Tips: Southern California

June is an easygoing month in the Southern California garden. Your spring...


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