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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No-Fuss Garden Plans

Enjoy a beautiful garden with less work thanks to these ultraeasy, no-fuss garden plans.


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    • Drought-Resistant Garden

      You won't have to worry about dragging the hose to water this garden during the summer. Stocked with heat- and drought-tolerant plants such as sedum, feather reedgrass, and euphorbia, it'll look good all summer long.

      Garden size: 10 by 16 feet

    • Beautiful Heat-Resistant Garden

      This garden stays looking great, no matter how high the mercury rises. Tuck this low-care garden into a corner of your yard for a big display of summer color.

      Garden size: 15 by 9 feet

    • Curbside Garden

      You count on native plants such as purple coneflower, baptisia, goldenrod, and aster to wow your neighbors -- with hardely any effort on your part.

      Garden size: 6 by 29 feet

    • Tough-as-Nails Garden

      Russian sage, lavender, and catmint are sure bets for an easy-care garden. These plants mix with others for a long display of color, texture, and fragrance.

      Garden size: 12 by 12 feet

    • Heat-Loving Garden

      Some plants shut down in hot weather. But the varieties in this design shine, so you can enjoy a brilliant patchwork of color no matter what the weather's like.

      Garden size: 8 by 17 feet

    • Corner Garden

      Cheery black-eyed Susan looks great with low-care cosmos, penstemon, butterfly bush, and more in this long-flowering design.

      Garden size: 11 by 11 feet

    • Drought-Tolerant Slope Garden

      Transform a tough-to-mow hillside into a wonderful display of color and texture with this design filled with easy-care plants.

      Garden size: 8 by 9 feet

    • Small-Space, Easy-Care Sunny Garden

      Enjoy loads of beautiful color all season long with this garden plan. It features no-fuss favorites such as daylilies and purple coneflowers.

      Garden size: 10 by 13 feet

    • Beat-The-Heat Summer Garden

      Even as the mercury climbs, this ultraeasy garden plan looks great -- all summer long.

      Garden size: 5 by 10 feet

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      Beautiful Drought-Resistant Garden

      Don't spend your summer dragging around a hose. This easy garden plan features a range of beautiful, drought-tolerant plants.

      Garden size: 33 by 24 feet

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      No-Fail Annual Garden

      Annuals give a big show of color through fall. We've picked some of the easiest annuals you can grow for this stunning garden plan.

      Garden size: 18 by 6 feet

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      Oceanfront Garden

      The ultratough plants in this garden plan hold up well to harsh, seaside conditions and look great through the year. Even if you don't live on the coast, this garden is virtually care free.

      Garden size: 14 by 9 feet

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      Carefree Curb Appeal Garden

      Add the romance of a cottage garden to your front yard for extra curb appeal. This easy plan offers favorites such as daylilies, nasturtiums, and Oriental lilies.

      Garden size: 9 by 11 feet

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      Carefree Late-Summer Garden

      Tuck this garden in a corner of your yard for a beautiful burst of no-fuss, late-season color.

      Garden size: 16 by 10 feet

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      Hot-Season Garden

      Sultry summer heat can leave a lot of gardens looking down. Keep your landscape looking fresh with this easy-care garden plan that features some of our favorite heat-resistant plantings.

      Garden size: 12 by 13 feet

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      Ultraeasy Perennial Garden

      Specially designed for beginning or time-constrained gardeners, this small garden plan features some of the best low-care perennials you can grow.

      Garden size: 14 by 6 feet

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      Low-Care Fall Garden

      End your season with a bang. This easy garden plan features mums, asters, and other low-work fall favorites.

      Garden size: 22 by 17 feet

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      Easy Slope Garden Plan

      Solve a tough-to-mow slope with this beautiful, low-care garden plan.

      Garden size: 17 by 17 feet

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