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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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

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Vegetable Gardens That Look Great

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

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

Top Drought-Tolerant Perennials for Southern California

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

No-Fail Perennials of Southern California

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September Tips: Southern California

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

A Garden for Living In

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

Lawn-Care Calendar for Southern California

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

October Tips: Southern California

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

July Tips: Southern California

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

August Tips: Southern California

Watering and pest control are your main tasks this month.

January Tips: Southern California

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

December Tips: Southern California

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

March Tips: Southern California

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

February Tips: Southern California

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

November Tips: Southern California

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

June Tips: Southern California

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

May Tips: Southern California

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

April Tips: Southern California

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

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