You might not believe it, but you were born with a green thumb. It may have gone untended for a while, but it's there waiting for you to nudge it awake. Put away your theory of being a plant killer, that anything dies under your care. Forget those nagging thoughts of where your garden will live or when you'll find the time, it's there somewhere. It doesn't have to cost a fortune and you'll get more than you give. So, here are 10 tips for conquering your fear of gardening:See More
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Drought! The word itself strikes fear into the hearts of gardeners everywhere. Scarce water resources, especially in hard hit areas such as California and Texas, are making it almost impossible to maintain traditional style lawns. That's why many people are replacing their lawns with groundcovers and native plants. But for those who want a lush green lawn, here are some less-thirsty options.See More
Enjoy the many moods -- and benefits -- of water in these refreshing flower gardens.
Attract a host of birds and other creatures to your yard with this attractive plan.
Garden size: 11 by 8 feet.
Water-loving canna, parrot feather, and arrowhead are surrounded by easy-care verbena, thyme, and lavender in this plan.
Garden size: 8 by 9 feet.
Tuck this small-space plan in a corner of your yard and enjoy the display of tropical foliage all summer long.
Garden size: 7 by 7 feet.
Hostas are a practical addition to any shady yard. This plan showcases the perennial's many variations in leaf size and coloring as they dress up an attractive fountain.
Garden size: 12 by 10 feet.
A wide array of perennials, including black-eyed Susans, roses, phlox, and peonies provide a beautiful show.
Garden size: 15 by 17 feet.
Mix flowers and foliage to charming effect with this plan. Colorful impatiens are a perfect partner for spotted polka-dot plant. They're the perfect way to dress up a birdbath.
Garden size: 9 by 9 feet.
Long-blooming, low-care perennials, such as catmint, lavender, and Russian sage, surround a birdbath in this striking plan.
Garden size: 12 by 12 feet.
This stunning plan features a delightful mix of perennials and shrubs so it looks good all year.
Garden size: 17 by 30 feet.