Miniature Fairy Garden

Combining drought-tolerant succulents, Cotswold cottages, and elevated beds will lend easy inspection of the wee landscaping of a miniature garden.

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The Best Drought-Tolerant Perennials

When summer heat kicks in, rely on these drought-tolerant plants to hold their own -- and still look beautiful.

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Heat-Loving Container-Garden Plants

The dog days of summer can turn your gorgeous container gardens into a crispy mess. Try these plants that take the heat for color all season long.

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Summer Garden Maintenance Checklist

Summer is a gardener¿s busiest season. If you¿re short on time or not sure what to do, follow this easy summer gardening checklist to keep your lawn and garden in great shape all season long.

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Throw a Garden Party

Greet the season with friends, flowers, and ice cream floats! Featuring pretty paper blooms and a blushing peach punch, this lovely garden gathering will have you celebrating summer in style.

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Creating Succulent Containers

Succulent gardens are low maintenance and make great container gardens -- they can withstand heat, neglect, and direct sunlight. Learn tips and tricks to create a gorgeous succulent container garden.

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Top Plants that Thrive in Clay

Clay soil makes gardening tough. It's slippery when wet, and it bakes solid when dry. Here are 25 beautiful plants that grow well in clay.

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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...

Small-Garden Plans and Ideas

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

Bold and Bright Foundation Garden Plan

Layer plants in a small space to transform a narrow foundation planting into a...

Beginner Garden for Full Sun

This easy-care, sun-loving design is a great introduction to perennial...

Tough-as-Nails Perennial Garden Plan

Keep the color coming all season long with this easy-care garden.

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...

Garden Plans for Shady Spots

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

Garden Plans for Cottage Style

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

Vegetable Garden Plans

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

Add Fragrant Flowers to Your Garden

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

Create a Container Water Feature

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

Drought-Tolerant Garden Plan

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

Garden Plans for Birds & Butterflies

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

The Best Flowers for Hanging Baskets

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

Container-Garden Plans

Even if you don't have a yard, you can plant a container garden. Or use these...

Beginner Garden for Shade

Now, anyone can enjoy a perennial shade garden with our selection of foolproof...

Bold Woodland Garden Plan

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

Spring Beauty Garden Plans

Plan a garden that wakes up early with these first-to-bloom garden plans.

Colorful Herb Garden Plan

From Better Homes and Gardens, ideas and improvement projects for your home an...

Small-Space Shade Garden Plan

Fill an area beneath a shade tree with this charming garden.

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