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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Texas yellowstar

Lindheimera texana

Cheerful yellow daisylike flowers decorate this southeastern North American native in spring. It blooms for several weeks in March through May, depending on location. Native to Texas, Oklahoma, and several states in the Southeast, it is easily grown from seed scattered on the soil in fall. Plant low-growing Texas yellowstar near the front of the border; it tolerates a variety of soils and handles drought like a champion. After the flowers fade, its slightly fuzzy leaves add a welcome splash of green to the garden for weeks. It will reseed.





Under 6 inches to 3 feet


To 2 feet wide

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