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 Plans

This is the year to tackle your yard, making it a beautiful space to play, relax, and entertain with garden plans and design ideas. We have the essential tools you need in our Garden Plan Finder and selection of garden plans. Start by letting us do the garden planning work; take our short Garden Plan Finder quiz. All you have to know is the size of your space, how much sun and moisture your landscape gets, and a few other simple garden conditions that might affect your yard, such as concerns about deer. You'll get detailed plant lists and a plan, as well as an illustration of the garden when it's full-grown. It just takes a trip to your local nursery (or a click to the BHG Garden Store) to acquire all the plants you need for your garden plan. If you know your conditions and are simply looking for inspiring garden plans and design ideas, try one of our nearly 40 free plans. For shade, we have 18 selections that will supply your yard with color and texture. If your yard is sunny, check out our 21 summer garden plans that will have you relishing the blooms and beauty outside your own door. We also have garden plans for vegetable spaces, cottage gardens, small-space gardening, and no-fuss areas.

Colorful Front-Yard Garden Plans

Add curb appeal to your home with these appealing multiseason flower gardens.

No-Fuss Garden Plans

Enjoy a beautiful garden with less work thanks to these ultraeasy, no-fuss...

Container Gardening: Herbs

Growing herbs in containers is easy! Herbs are the perfect container garden...

Small-Garden Plans and Ideas

Add big color to your compact landscape with our collection of ideas for small...

Long-Blooming Garden Plans

Enjoy three or four seasons of color and beauty throughout your yard.

The Best Flowers for Hanging Baskets

Hanging flower baskets are a front porch staple. Put a fresh twist on yours...

Growing Tomatoes in Containers

Growing tomatoes in containers is easy! Tomato container gardening is the...

Hot-Color Flower Garden Plan

This colorful, informal border garden plan features equal measures of...

Create a Container Water Feature

Create a small water feature for your patio. All you need is a container...

Low-Water Garden Plan

Count on this easy-care garden to stay looking good through dry spells.

Creating Succulent Containers

Succulent gardens are low maintenance and make great container gardens -- they...

Garden Plans for Shady Spots

Add beautiful color to shady spots in your yard with these garden plans.

Container Gardening: Salsa

Container gardening is fun and easy, and it doesnt have to be limited to...

Colorful Front-Yard Cottage Garden Plan

Create a dense display of color in your front yard with this cheery garden plan.

Perennial Container Gardens

Container gardening isnt just for annuals! Get more bang for your buck by...

Garden Plans for Birds & Butterflies

Add life and movement to your yard with these wildlife-friendly landscaping...

Vegetable Garden Plans

Do you have vegetable garden ideas but aren't sure where to start? Grow a...

Container Gardening: Salad

Container gardening is the perfect way to grow fresh salad vegetables. We show...

Add Fragrant Flowers to Your Garden

Grow wonderfully fragrant scented flowers in your yard to give your eyes and...

Long-Blooming Rose and Perennial Garden Plan

This formal circular rose and perennial garden puts an emphasis on fragrance...

Corner of Grasses

Create an exquisite corner garden with ornamental grasses.

Garden Plans Featuring Roses

Invite the queen of flowers to your yard in both starring and supporting roles.

Hot-Color, Hot-Weather Garden Plan

This garden will keep its red-hot sizzle all summer long.

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