How to Get Blue Hydrangeas

If you love blue flowers (and who doesn't?), one of the most popular must-have plants for your garden is hydrangea. These versatile shrubs produce giant ball-shape flowers that look stunning in the landscape surrounding your home, as specimen plants in your garden, and make gorgeous (and easy!) bouquets.

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Flowering Perennials from Spring to Fall

Turn your garden into a color show spring through fall. Here are 17 easy-to-grow flowering perennials.

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Garden Pictures That Inspire

Garden pictures can provide inspiration. Browse our gallery of garden pictures, including landscape garden pictures, to find the picture of a garden that will give you your perfect landscape.

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Growing Lilies and Daylilies in Your Garden

Daylilies and lilies are two big-impact, easy-to-grow plants for your summer garden.

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How to Grow Potatoes

Growing potatoes is easy, and you'll find the taste of homegrown potatoes much better than that of store-bought versions. You can grow potatoes in just a few easy steps. Learn how to grow potatoes, as well as how to harvest them for maximum flavor.

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Urban Gardens

Living in a space-challenged urban environment shouldn't stop you from enjoying fresh air. Check out these great ideas from some amazing city landscapes.

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How to Get Beautiful Texture in Your Garden

Add beauty and texture to your garden with leafy and flowering perennials, annuals, and grasses.

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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...

Colorful Front-Yard Garden Plans

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

Small-Garden Plans and Ideas

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

Container-Garden Plans

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

Growing Tomatoes in Containers

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

The Best Flowers for Hanging Baskets

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

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.

Beginner Garden for Full Sun

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

Bold and Bright Foundation Garden Plan

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

Garden Plans for Cottage Style

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

Garden Plans for Birds & Butterflies

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

Container Gardening: Herbs

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

Spring Beauty Garden Plans

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

Add Fragrant Flowers to Your Garden

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

Tough-as-Nails Perennial Garden Plan

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

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...

Container Gardening: Salad

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

Vegetable Garden Plans

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

Creating Succulent Containers

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

Beginner Garden for Shade

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

Heat-Loving Garden Plan

Create a stylish garden that looks good all summer with this super-simple...

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