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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Vacation Care for Houseplants

Here's what to do when you leave your plants at home alone.

If you're going to be away from your plants for a long weekend:

  • Soak them thoroughly a day before leaving.
  • Drain excess water from saucers below pots.
  • Group plants on pebble trays or double-pot plants.
  • Remove dead leaves and flower buds.
  • In winter, lower the thermostat.

For Longer Stays

Cover your plants to keep them alive for up to 3 weeks.

If you can't find a dependable plant sitter, cover each plant or small group of plants with plastic. Use bamboo stakes or metal hangers to keep the plastic above the leaves. Place plants out of direct light. Turn thermostat down. Such flimsy terrariums will keep plants alive up to 3 weeks.

Another Idea: Lay plastic in your bathtub. Cover the plastic with newspaper, then wet the papers. Thoroughly water your plants, then set them in the tub. Cover with plastic to keep humidity high.
Moving? Click here to learn how to safely transport your houseplants.

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