Seasonal Garden Plans
If you've ever compared your garden's look from one season to the next, you might have found it shines in one season but isn't so great in another. Now's the time to fix that problem with plans and ideas that help you make your garden outstanding in all growing seasons. Start with a chorus of colors in spring, even in the smallest garden. Celebrate summer with a variety of gardening ideas. If you like blooms that last, try one of our garden plans for long-flowering color or a collection of plants that will withstand the hottest days. Instead of planting too many flowers, you can choose a garden plan that relies on just seven perennials and one annual for color and texture in summertime. Great plans transition naturally from spring to summer and finally to autumn. Instead of saying goodbye to flowers in fall, give your garden a bold finale with collections of trees, shrubs, perennials, and bulbs that reach their peak during the fall. You can rely on standbys, such as mums and asters, or you can include unexpected perennials that reach their peak just before winter arrives.
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Garden Plans for Fall Planting
Plant in fall! These plans ignite your landscape with colorful selections of trees, shrubs, flowers, and bulbs.
Garden Plans That Celebrate Summer
Light up your garden midsummer with plants that deliver hot color (but can also stand up to heat!).
Garden Plans That Peak in Fall
Amp up the color in your autumn landscape with garden plans that add fall flair.
Long-Blooming Garden Plans
Plan for long-term bloom! These plans offer three or four seasons of color and garden interest.
Spring Beauty Garden Plans
Wake up the gardening season with a spring garden that bursts into bloom.
Nonstop Flower Garden
Enjoy continual color! This 8x9-foot flowerbed offers gorgeous flowers all season.
A Simple, Late-Summer Perennial Garden Plan
Plant just seven perennials and one annual to enjoy colors and textures all season -- especially in late summer.
Blue and Pink Garden with a Focus on Iris
Use tall-standing iris as a focal point in a blue-and-pink-hued small garden bed.
Bright Spring Garden Plan
Spring-flowering bulbs offer brilliant colors with tulips, muscari, and hyacinths!
Easy-Care Mixed Fall Garden Plan
Mix it up! This informal fall garden relies on a mix of mums and aster to infuse new blooms in autumn.
Fabulous Fall-Garden Plan
Turn on the lights in your fall landscape with this easy-care garden plan.
Fall-Color Garden Plan
This fall-color garden really struts its stuff when the cool temps of autumn roll around.
Fall Favorites Garden Plan
Splashy leaves, feathery seed heads, and late-season flowers make this fall garden a winner.
4 Gorgeous Bulb and Perennial Gardens
Here are four gorgeous gardens that offer a mix of colorful bulbs and easy perennials.
Heat-Loving Garden Plan
This easy garden stands up to summer’s heat and still looks lovely.
Late-Season Color Garden Plan
Plant a colorful garden filled with reliable favorites. Get lovely late-season color!
Sensational Summer Garden Plan
Create an easy-care summer garden with these heat- and drought-tolerant plants.
Small-Space Spring Show Garden Plan
Create a riot of color along any walkway with this easy-plant garden plan.
Small-Space Spring Garden
Tuck in a small, colorful garden filled with springtime flowers. You don’t need much space.
Spring Show Garden Plan
Revel in spring’s brilliant color with a garden that highlights some of spring’s best bloomers.