Make the outside of your home as ready for the holiday season as the inside with these outdoor Christmas decorating ideas. Our holiday decorating ideas, including beautiful Christmas greenery, festive light displays, and more, are sure to get your yard Christmas-ready.View Slideshow
Gardening in the shade where deer are plentiful can be a challenging situation. But there are plants that thrive in the shade that aren't tempting to hungry deer. Although no plant can be considered completely deer-resistant, here's a list of shade dwellers that most deer avoid. Plus, we've added some fun facts about deer that might help you understand them better.View Slideshow
Add some warm-season fireworks to your yard with gardens that laugh at the heat.
Attract butterflies with this mix of bold and beautiful zinnias, spider flower, and marigolds.
Garden size: 10 by 12 feet.
Fill your parking strip with easy-care, drought-tolerant perennials such as phlox, coneflower, and goldenrod.
Garden size: 6 by 29 feet.
Lavender, yarrow, and purple coneflower are beautiful, drought-resistant plants typically ignored by deer, rabbits, and other critters. This garden pairs them with other perennial favorites for a summerlong display of color.
Garden size: 12 by 12 feet.
Dahlias produce their beautiful blooms all summer. This plan supplements three varieties with lilies and penstemon for a big hot-weather show.
Garden size: 8 by 17 feet.
This delightful planting stays showy all summer thanks to long-blooming favorites such as daylily, yarrow, and anise hyssop.
Garden size: 14 by 22 feet.
Enjoy stunning, fragrant roses with this combination of seven lovely, long-blooming varieties.
Garden size: 5 by 11 feet.
Perennials and annuals combine to put on a show all summer long.
Garden size: 40 by 10 feet.
Daylilies are some of the easiest plants to grow, and this mix of varieties will keep blooming all summer long.
Garden size: 28 by 28 feet.
Filled with the plants butterflies love, this border blooms all season long -- ensuring a steady crop of winged visitors to your yard.
Garden size: 24 by 9 feet.