Combining drought-tolerant succulents, Cotswold cottages, and elevated beds will lend easy inspection of the wee landscaping of a miniature garden.
When summer heat kicks in, rely on these drought-tolerant plants to hold their own -- and still look beautiful.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Energize your landscape with flowers in shades of red, orange, and yellow.
This great garden plan combines eye-popping colors with fun textures and vertical plants for a decidedly bold feel.
Garden size: 14 by 9 feet.
Striking red dahlias and yellow lilies provide eye-catching color in this low-care plan.
Garden size: 8 by 17 feet.
Transform a troublesome hillside into a riot of color with this cheery plan, which features favorites such as yellow yarrow, red crocosmia, and bright daylilies.
Garden size: 14 by 22 feet.
Bold red canna, colorful lantana, and bright sweet potato vine foliage mix to create a big, bright show with this plan.
Garden size: 11 by 15 feet.
While we usually think of soft, cool colors for a cottage garden, this plan employs brighter shades for a more dramatic presentation.
Garden size: 13 by 12 feet.
A thrilling mix of red-blooming annuals and perennials makes this garden stand out in a landscape.
Garden size: 8 by 10 feet.
Bright sunny yellow flowers lend lots of cheer and visual energy to this lovely garden.
Garden size: 10 by 8 feet.
Give your yard an early season wake-up call with this brightly colored garden plan.
Garden size: 15 by 6 feet.
What's brighter: the garden or the butterflies? It's a tough decision but with no wrong answer in this easy-care garden plan.
Garden size: 24 by 9 feet.
Turn up the heat on your patio or deck with this easy-to-grow planter.
Garden size: 4 by 4 feet.
Black-eyed Susan and a number of other late-season favorites conspire to warm up autumn in this simple garden.
Garden size: 16 by 10 feet.
With plants suited to a seaside location, this hot-hued layout will thrive where others won't.
Bold colors and textures combine for a decidedly tropical feel in this easy-growing garden.
Garden size: 23 by 12 feet.
A great way to enliven a deck or patio, this brightly colored garden adds interest without a lot of work.
Garden size: 27 by 8 feet.
This garden stands up to heat thanks to extra-tough plants that bloom all summer long.
Garden size: 5 by 6 feet.
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