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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Shade Garden Plans

Under a tree or beside a building: Those tough shady spots in your landscape take planning to plant, but they reward with interesting foliage and distinctive color. Shade-garden plans -- including our surefire layouts -- beautify those spots, as well as take the work and worry out your garden. If you're new to shade, try our beginner's plan. Foliage plants with large, colorful leaves, such as these shade-focused arrangements, work well in both container gardens and garden beds. Take hostas: They are a fantastic way to add color and texture to your garden; our plans offer a wide variety of these shade-loving standbys. Hostas work well with a range of shade-loving perennials such as bleeding heart and hellebore; use our shade-ready plan to add color to a sun-starved spot in your yard. Many annuals love shade, too, and you can create a whole garden with them using our selection of foolproof plants. Some shrubs also do well in shade; combine them with perennials to fill your yard with pretty hues in spring, summer, and fall.

Garden Plans for Shady Spots

Add beautiful color to shady spots in your yard with these garden plans.

No-Fuss Shade Garden Plan

Featuring easy-growing perennial flowers such as hosta, bleeding heart, and...

Small-Space Shade Garden Plan

Fill an area beneath a shade tree with this charming garden.

Bold Woodland Garden Plan

Add a bright dose of color to a spot under a canopy of tree leaves.

Shade Garden

Team a lovely garden with mature trees and create a cool, shaded area.

Beginner Garden for Shade

Now, anyone can enjoy a perennial shade garden with our selection of foolproof...

Garden Plan for Partial Shade

This garden plan combines easy, adaptable plants to add color to spots that...

Bold and Bright Foundation Garden Plan

Layer plants in a small space to transform a narrow foundation planting into a...

Easy-Care Summer-Blooming Shade Garden Plan

This mix of flowering shrubs and perennials will fill your yard with color all...

Cold-Climate Shade Garden Plan

Use these hardy perennials to add color to shady spots in your landscape.

How to Plan a Garden

Design a beautiful garden or landscape with our garden-planning tips.

Soft-Color Shade Garden Plan

This informal perennial garden bed combines attractive leaves and softly...

Shady Foliage Garden Plan

This informal garden bed highlights shade plants with large, colorful leaves,...

Lush Woodland Garden Plan

Combine these easy-growing plants to fill your shade garden with texture sprin...

Hosta-Filled Shade Garden

Create a beautiful, low-maintenance shade garden that's full of texture from...

Spring Shade Border

Select six gorgeous plants for that perfect shady spot.

Colorful Foliage Garden Plan

Great container gardens don't have to be floriferous. This garden plan uses...

Small-Space Shade Garden Plan for the South

Put on a big show in a small space with this garden plan.

Shade-Loving Container Garden Plan

Brighten a shady spot by grouping an assortment of potted plants underneath a...

Bold Shade Garden

Enjoy beautiful color all spring and summer with this easy-growing shade garde...

Large, Southern Shade Garden Plan

Dress up the area around your mailbox with this expansive plan of easy-growing...

Shady Birdbath Garden Plan

Give your birdbath a colorful skirt of beautiful shade-loving flowers.

Annual Garden for Shade

Brighten shady spots in your garden with these easy and reliable annuals.

Shady Garden

Get 15 plants, plus easy-to-follow growing and care instructions and a plantin...

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