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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You don't have to be a landscape designer to create a beautiful yard -- but you do need to learn the basics of landscaping design. Take the mystery out of laying out your flowerbeds and borders with easy tips, and discover tips and tricks for dealing with your yard's issues. For example, shade is often one of the hardest garden situations to plan around. But there are beautiful plants, innovative landscape plans, and interesting containers to add to even the most sun-deprived landscapes. Find perennials, hostas, and annuals that add charm and welcoming color and foliage to your yard. A water feature can be beautiful and calming in any size of landscape. Get inspired with alluring ponds and fountains, find surefire water garden plants, and take a tour through a fantastic water garden makeover. The experts know what it takes to make a great yard, including tips that pay you back, such as enhancing your curb appeal. Before-and-after landscape photos provide you with motivation for your own landscape plans. Do you entertain? Host family? Hate mowing? No matter what your goals -- and your needs -- there's a garden plan for you. Plus, you don't have to spend a lot: You'll find ways to save money -- everything from making your own rain barrel to landscaping on a budget and using salvaged materials.

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