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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Gardenia augusta

It's easy to fall in love with gardenia, the queen of fragrant flowers. This beautiful evergreen shrub produces a plethora of heavily scented white rose-shape flowers throughout the warm months. Even when it's not blooming, gardenia's glossy green foliage is attractive. The dense leaves make gardenia bushes a great choice for privacy hedges in warm-winter climates.

Gardenia grows best in moist, well-drained soil rich in organic matter and with an acidic pH. The plant will often develop yellow leaves if the soil isn't acidic enough.

Gardenia is sometimes grown as a houseplant in cold-winter climates. Give it a bright spot with lots of indirect light to promote plenty of blooms.





8 to 20 feet


To 10 feet wide

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'Mystery' gardenia
'Mystery' gardenia
Gardenia augusta 'Mystery' bears pure-white semidouble flowers on a compact shrub that grows to 3 feet tall and 5 feet wide. Zones 8-10
Everblooming gardenia
Everblooming gardenia
Gardenia augusta 'Veitchii' bears white double flowers over a longer season on a 6-foot-tall shrub. Zones 8-10

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