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Gardens Plans for Special Spots

We all have them: Hard-to-garden spots in the yard that lack color, texture, or visual interest. They're yearning for blooms and foliage, and our collection of plans will help. Start with the front yard: In place of the tired, lonely shrubs, there are ways to add multiseason color and structure. Start with either in small beds that surround a mailbox or larger flowerbeds that add blooms to the sidewalk strip. In the backyard, a deck or patio that's all by itself looks lonesome; use one of these garden plans to frame it with low-maintenance plants. As much as gardens can be used to add beauty, they can also be used to solve problems. Try a seaside plan that includes perennials resistant to the harsh conditions there, or one for a shared property line or slope. Neglected spots don't need to feel left out of landscaping either. There are ways to dress up in a side yard, along a path, in a nook, and even under a downspout. Add color and structure to hardscape elements that may need softening, such as a fence, or transition to the rest of a yard, such as next to a pond.

Dry shade is one of the toughest garden conditions -- but you're in luck! This...

This garden is up to the high-moisture challenge of the area around a downspout.

Create a carpet of color around your pond or stream.

Add color to an always-wet spot with this easy-care garden plan.

Add curb appeal to your home with these appealing multiseason flower gardens.

Frame your outdoor living spaces with these practical, low-maintenance flower...

Tame a tough-to-mow slope with this beautiful, easy-care plan.

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Transform a walk to the front door into a blissful stroll down a garden lane.

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Give your home a welcoming feel with an exuberant cottage garden in the front...

Create a garden nook where you can lose yourself on sunny days.

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Create charm and curb appeal in your front yard with this lush, beautiful...

This eclectic mix of easy-care flowers is the perfect way to make walking to...

Transform your yard into a secluded haven.

Create an eye-catching entry to your landscape with this garden plan.

Plan a garden around your mailbox for an inviting and cheerful look.

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Add interest and texture to any winding walkway with this garden plan.

Add impact to any walkway with this beautiful, easy-care garden.

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