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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Water Gardens

With soothing sounds and distinctive plants, water features such as ponds, pools, and water gardens are varied, beautiful, and welcome additions to the garden. We have ideas to help you pick one that's perfect for your landscape. Get started with 19 diverse ideas, from small fountains to expansive ponds. Smaller water features are great do-it-yourself projects; try a deck-top pond, a pond in a bucket, or a pond in a box. All are easy to build, require little maintenance, and are small enough to fit in slim locations, such as a balcony or apartment garden. Some gardeners like fish in their water features; many types of fish are appropriate for water gardens, and we have a guide to help you choose and care for yours. Whatever the size of your water feature, you'll have to take care of it; use tips from members at, or check out a care guide to keep plants healthy and beautiful. If you're having trouble choosing from the different types of water-garden plants, start with some of our favorite top-performing foliage and flowers, and check out our ideas for planting and caring for water lilies.

Outdoor Fountain Ideas

Outdoor fountains are a great addition to any landscape. Find ideas here for...

Fountain in a Pot

One of the simplest water features you can make is a fountain in a container,...

Dream Water Gardens

Water in the garden attracts attention. Whether you want to add a tiny fountai...

The Best Plants for Your Water Garden

Add natural beauty to your water garden with the top-performing varieties.

How to Grow Water Lilies

The water lily emerges as the undisputed star of home water gardening. Learn...

Guide to Landscape Water Features

A landscape water feature can suit any garden style, garden size, or gardener'...

Patio Fountains and Ponds

Bring the sights and sounds of water to your garden, deck, or patio.

Gazing Ball Bubbler Fountain

Add simple charm to the garden spot of your choice.

Water lily

Get detailed growing information on this plant and hundreds more in BHG's Plan...

Water Features for Your Garden

Five easy water features for every garden!


Get detailed growing information on this plant and hundreds more in BHG's Plan...


Get detailed growing information on this plant and hundreds more in BHG's Plan...

Water Garden Plants

Choose the best types of plants for your water garden.

Pond in a Bucket

Create this easy water garden on your deck or patio in a few hours.

How to Plant Around a Pond

Create a natural-looking pond edge by carefully tucking in plants alongside...

Top Water Lilies for Your Garden

Water lilies are breathtaking additions to a water garden. Check out our...

How to Maintain a Landscape Pond

Landscape ponds of all types need regular maintenance. The seasonal maintenanc...

Terra-Cotta Fountain

Constructed with a strawberry jar, azalea pot, and terra-cotta bowl, this...

How to Make a Spherical Water Fountain

Set a soothing scene in the garden with this easy-to-make and inexpensive...

Build a Deck-Top Pond

No room for a water garden? Try making a pond in a box. Put it on your deck,...

Blue pickerel weed

Get detailed growing information on this plant and hundreds more in BHG's Plan...

Fairy moss

Get detailed growing information on this plant and hundreds more in BHG's Plan...

How to Build a Water Feature

This water feature is for the birds...and your deck, patio, or terrace. Build...

Tabletop Fountains

If you aren't blessed with a view of a lake or stream, create the same feeling...


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