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 by Size

Whether your garden is big or small, you probably share some goals with other gardeners: Create a beautiful, impactful space that offers private spots as well as areas to entertain and play with friends and family. To divide and conquer the tasks in your yard -- and include all those must-haves -- start with a landscape plan that accommodates your yard's size. Look here for inspiration. We have nearly 30 garden plans organized by size. If you're starting small, you don't need to sacrifice beauty, privacy, or shared spaces. Our 15 garden plans integrate rewarding blooms and structure all year long, as well as inventive ways to include outdoor rooms in your landscape. If you're working with a midsize landscape, try one of our seven medium-size garden plans. They're great at balancing a bit more outdoor square footage with the need for hardworking plants, trees, shrubs, and more. Finally, if your yard is expansive, you'll be able to rely on impact-making plants and focal points. Try one of our seven garden plans for color, texture, and variety.

Small-Garden Plans and Ideas

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

Easy-Care Garden Plan for Small Spaces in the South

Roses and sedum combine beautifully to create an easy-care border that blooms...

Northern Small-Space Garden Plan

Garden favorites, including shrub roses, sedum, and daylily combine in this...

Easy-Care Garden Plan for Small Spaces in the South

Yarrow, daylily, dianthus, and other easy-care plants create a charming,...

How to Plan a Garden

Design a beautiful garden or landscape with our garden-planning tips.

Classic Small-Space Garden

Visual elements like arches, urns, and lamp posts can add personality and...

A Large Garden Plan of Heirlooms

An abundance of time-tested varieties populate this meditative garden retreat.

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