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Dry conditions in summer and fall can leave your garden looking ragged. Use this plan to create an oasis that looks good even in the worst weather.
Garden size: 10 by 16 feet
Enjoy a colorful show from flowering kale, ornamental grasses, and more with this easy-care plan.
Garden Size: 13 by 19 feet
Garden size: 26 by 19 feet
This border is actually part of the Better Homes and Gardens Test Garden; it's easy to maintain and provides a big bang of color at season's end.
Garden size: 12 by 13 feet
In fall, this deckside planting comes alive with beautiful colors and textures -- perfect for enjoying as the weather starts to cool.
Garden size: 14 by 7 feet
Garden size: 10 by 11 feet
Garden size: 32 by 13 feet
This informal, naturalistic garden plan relies on mums and asters for fall color, along with generous quantities of dahlias, daylilies, joe-pye weed -- and a collection of annuals for summer bloom, too.
Garden size: 22 by 17 feet
Garden size: 22 by 22 feet
Garden size: 12 by 20 feet
This large plan is big enough to provide for wildlife throughout the year, but it really shines in fall.
Garden size: 24 by 23 feet.
Garden size: 10 by 8 feet
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