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Greet guests with a colorful garden in your parking strip (between the street and sidewalk). This plan features native plants such as aster, baptisia, and purple coneflower. Garden size: 6 by 29 feet.
Dress up the sidewalk that runs to your home with a mix of annuals and perennials, including verbena, foxglove, begonia, yarrow, and lavender. Garden size: 9 by 15 feet.
Dress up your mailbox with a colorful mix of practically carefree flowers, including petunias, dusty miller, and dahlias. Garden size: 3 by 5 feet.
You'll love this bright garden -- and your neighbors will, too. Featuring favorites such as butterfly bush and petunia, it also offers grasses for winter interest. Garden size: 11 by 11 feet.
Beds & Borders is a hands-on guide to transform a tiny yard into a gorgeous garden or divide a large landscape into a series of outdoor living areas. It offers imaginative ideas, shares the experiences of various gardeners, and provides extensive, practical how-to information. This lush, inspirational magazine features easy gardening tips, techniques, plant-by-number plans and step-by-step photography.
Agaves and ornamental grasses make a great pairing, especially in modern-style landscapes. Garden size: 11 by 12 feet.
Use this mix of annuals to brighten your parking strip -- gazania, cosmos, and zinnias will flower all season long. Garden size: 6 by 18 feet.
It's hard to top roses for color, beauty, and fragrance. This plan is designed for the true rose aficionado. It features a dozen distinct varieties, including a spectacular pair of climbing roses. Garden size: 8 by 13 feet.
This gently curved bed will add eye-popping color even in the warmest of weather. Scarlet sage and stately canna add vertical elements, while zinnias add nonstop excitement all season long. Garden size: 14 by 9 feet.
Airy blue lobelia and rosy nasturtiums frame the base of the fence, while lilies and daylilies add color at the top. This ultrasimple, low-maintenance garden creates a welcome for guests and passersby that's impossible to ignore. Garden size: 12 by 9 feet.
Wake up your front yard early with a swarm of cheerful daffodils and pansies. Though small in size, this plan creates a welcome mat that's hard to ignore. Garden size: 15 by 6 feet.
Orange nasturtiums and white osteospermum form a colorful checkerboard in this pocket-sized garden. It adds a perfect note to your front entry. Garden size: 6 by 10 feet.
Use these colorful shrubs and shrub-sized trees to offer year-round interest in your front yard. Plus, enjoy the little extra privacy the plants provide. Garden size: 13 by 11 feet.
This easy-care border offers a season of blooms and is perfect for dressing up the front of your house. Garden size: 9 by 28 feet.
Lush cottage-garden plants create a beautiful, causal feel in your front yard. Garden size: 4 by 44 feet (in an L shape).
This mix of fragrant spring-blooming trees, shrubs, and bulbs will add welcome to your front yard. Garden size: 34 by 20 feet.
Put on a show at the end of the season with this cottage-style garden plan. Garden size: 15 by 15 feet.
One key to a good-looking, lower-maintenance garden: Limit the variety of plants you need to take care of. This plan requires just six varieties but offers stunning good looks in spring, summer, and fall. Garden size: 18 by 4 feet.
Welcome guests with a garden that features lots of cottage-garden charm and looks good all summer long. Garden size: 25 by 8 feet.
Ornamental grasses are great because they look beautiful all winter and are ultraeasy to grow. Soften hard-to-mow corners in the front of your home with this small-space garden plan. Garden size: 10 by 8 feet.
Soften the front of your house and dress up your front door with this colorful garden plan. Garden size: 15 by 15 feet.
This colorful garden plan will keep your front yard looking charming all year long. Garden size: 15 by 8 feet.
If you need more than just a border or two for your front landscape, check out this full-yard plan. Garden size: 35 by 45 feet.
Here's another landscape plan for front yards -- this one is a bit bigger. Garden size: 50 by 100 feet.
Line your front walk with these beautiful selections for a welcoming entry that'll make your neighbors jealous. Garden size: 14 by 30 feet.
The area around your downspout can be tricky to keep looking good. Try this garden plan. Garden size: 8 by 10 feet.