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

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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

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Clethra alnifolia

Summersweet is unique among shrubs because it's one of the few that blooms in late summer or fall and has fragrant flowers. Native to areas of North America, it offers clusters of spicy-scented blooms in shades of white or pink. The dark green foliage turns bright yellow in autumn, adding to its season of interest.

Summersweet grows best in moist soil, though it tolerates average soil just fine. It thrives in partial shade, but will tolerate deep shade. It eventually forms a colony of stems, so give it plenty of room to grow.


Part Sun, Shade



8 to 20 feet


To 8 feet wide

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