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.View Slideshow
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.View Slideshow
Learn key facts about arbors, conservatories, trellises, gazebos, obelisks, and pergolas.
A well-positioned trellis instantly spruces up a neglected corner. Use one to break up a monotonous fence, or as a vertical accent in an otherwise horizontal garden expanse. When choosing a trellis, take your cues from the surrounding structures. A rustic fence demands a similarly rustic trellis; an nearby house with arched windows benefits from a design like this one.
A glass-enclosed extension of the house, a conservatory brings together home and garden in a year-round celebration of plants. When planning a garden-friendly structure, consider these basics: materials that can stand up to dirt and humidity, a convenient source of water, and some cushioned seating to enjoy the view.
These four-sided, narrow towers have been garden ornaments for thousands of years. Obelisks are most effective when they rise above the surrounding plantings, adding instant height to a garden bed. Use one to draw the eye down a path, or use several of diffent heights to unify a large planting area.
Pergolas feature a trellislike roof supported by beams. Attached versions are often used to shade decks or patios. Smaller freestanding pergolas can shade a path or create an intimate nook. Transform any pergola into an intimate garden room by surrounding it with dense shrubs and soft-needled evergreens.