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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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.

No-Fuss Garden Plans

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

Small-Garden Plans and Ideas

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

Colorful Front-Yard Garden Plans

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

Vegetable Garden Plans

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

Bold Woodland Garden Plan

Add a bright dose of color to a spot under a canopy of tree leaves.

Bird-Friendly Garden

Birds will flock to their favorite foods in this garden.

Creating Succulent Containers

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

Garden Plans That Peak in Fall

Extend the pleasure of your yard with these late-season garden plans.

Garden Plans for Birds & Butterflies

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

Colorful Front-Yard Cottage Garden Plan

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

Year-Round Excitement Garden Plan

Use this plan to create a garden that looks great all year long.

Perennial Container Gardens

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

Garden Plan for Partial Shade

This garden plan combines easy, adaptable plants to add color to spots that...

Summer Cottage Garden Plan

Stately delphiniums are the backbone of this colorful cottage garden plan.

Prairie Container Garden

How to create the natural look of a meadow in a container.

Raised Garden Bed Plans

Browse raised garden bed plans! DIY raised garden beds are the perfect way to...

Drought-Tolerant Garden Plan

This informal mixed garden bed features drought-tolerant trees, evergreen...

Design for a Moon Garden

Nighttime is the right time to enjoy a garden of bright whites, fragrant bloom...

Walk to Front Door 2

Transform a walk to the front door into a blissful stroll down a garden lane.

Container Gardening: Salsa

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

Garden Plans for Shady Spots

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

Long-Blooming Garden Plans

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

Garden Plans for Cottage Style

Create a soft, romantic feel in your yard with these garden plans.


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