Holiday-Inspired Outdoor Decorating that Lasts

Dress up your front porch and yard with these holiday outdoor decorating ideas that last from the first days of fall through the New Year. They look great on a porch or just outside your door.

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Outdoor Christmas Decorating Ideas

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.

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Grow Beautiful Amaryllis

Amaryllis flowers are easy to grow from bulbs and great for adding color to your holiday decor.

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Deer-Resistant Shade Plants

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.

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Shrubs with Winter Interest

A winter landscape has a beauty all its own. An unexpected plant feature -- winter blooms that perfume the air, bright berries, colorful or textured foliage or unusual bark -- add a welcome element to gardens. These winter shrubs will not disappoint.

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Tips for Moving Plants Indoors

Here's a handy guide for moving your favorite plants inside once the weather turns cold.

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Vegetable Garden Plans

Do you want to grow a vegetable garden but aren't sure how to get started? Need inspiration for your vegetable garden design? Try one of the free vegetable garden plans from the editors at Better Homes and Gardens; you'll find something for every space and every kind of vegetable gardener, too. If you're a gardener without a lot of space to devote to growing vegetables, try the Patio Vegetable Garden plan along a deck or patio for convenience and beauty. Kids love to grow vegetables; they'll enjoy the harvest and won't have to put in a lot of work with the Children's Vegetable Garden plan. If you enjoy ethnic cooking, you may want to take time to put in either an Asian- or Italian-Inspired vegetable garden to enjoy vegetables and herbs for those cooking specialties. Spring, summer, and fall all have crops they are known for -- radishes and lettuce in spring, for example, tomatoes and corn in summertime, spinach and a second round of peas in autumn. Maximize the harvest in each season with these season-specific vegetable garden plans. If you want to theme part of your landscape around color, it's easy enough to do it with a vegetable garden; start with favorites such as chard, red cabbage, onions, and other treats for a great-looking, great-tasting garden bed.

Raised Garden Bed Plans

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Large-Scale Vegetable Garden Plan

Enjoy lots of healthy, homegrown vegetables and herbs with this plan.

Heritage Vegetable Garden

Enjoy the fruits of your labor in this heritage-filled edible garden.

How to Plan a Garden

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

All-American Vegetable Garden Plan

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Vegetable Garden Plans

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Inspired by Italy Vegetable Garden Plan

Create a taste of Italy in your garden -- and on your table -- with this garde...

Materials for Raised Garden Beds

Here's an overview of the most common materials for building raised garden beds.

An Eye-Catching Kitchen Garden Plan

Enjoy a full summer of homegrown vegetables with this ornamental potager garden.

Small-Space Vegetable Garden Plan

Tomatoes, peppers, and marigolds are all you need to create this beautiful...

Planting Plans Inspired by the White House Kitchen Garden

Grow a 4x12-foot version of the White House Kitchen Garden (designed by Better...

A Garden of Salad Greens

This compact, row-cropped vegetable garden features leafy salad greens, herbs,...

Fall Vegetable Garden Plan

Keep your garden productive as the season winds down with this fall-harvest...

Small-Space Vegetable Garden Plan & Ideas

There are lots of small vegetable garden ideas--and it's easy to learn lots...

Asian-Inspired Vegetable Garden Plan

Enjoy delicious Asian vegetables fresh from your garden with this easy garden...

Classic Herb Garden Plan

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Colorful Vegetable Garden Plan

Freely mix flowers and greens to create a garden that is a feast for both the...

Easy Children's Vegetable Garden Plan

Get youngsters excited about growing their own food with this easy-growing...

Colorful Herb Garden Plan

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Easy Children's Vegetable Garden Plan

Enjoy growing healthy produce while spending time with little gardeners with...

Spring Vegetable Garden Plan

Enjoy spring's freshest flavors with this fun and easy garden plan.

Patio Vegetable Garden Plan

Create a small, easy-to-manage garden right on your deck or patio.

Italian Herb Garden Plan

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