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 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

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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

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

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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