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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Butterfly Garden Plan

Create a lush island butterfly garden bed of flowers that will bring beautiful fluttering insects to your garden.

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Our free Planting Guide for this butterfly garden includes a larger version of the illustration, a detailed layout diagram, a list of plants for the garden as shown, a list of alternatives for each plant, and complete instructions for installing the garden. (Free, one-time registration allows unlimited access to Planting Guides for all garden plans.)

The stained-glass patterns of butterflies will add an extra dimension to this floral island butterfly garden bed, which bursts with perennial and annual flowers that are irresistible to these pretty creatures. A variety of blossoms offer nectar to adult butterflies, while leafy food sources, such as parsley, nourish the larvae. The one shrub in the butterfly garden design is commonly called "butterfly bush" for good reason -- it lures butterflies of all sorts. Rocks in this butterfly garden are convenient perches for butterflies to sun themselves, and a birdbath provides water. Butterflies are sun-loving creatures, as are the plants in this butterfly garden. Locate it where it receives six or more hours of sun daily. And remember: No pesticides are allowed in your butterfly garden.

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