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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Graceful sweeping branches and a natural pyramidal shape are the hallmarks of this exceptionally fragrant evergreen. If given plenty of space, cedars will grow to traffic-stopping perfection, to be especially appreciated in the winter landscape. Needle color ranges from yellow-tipped green to the silvery tones of the blue Atlas cedar. The deodar cedar has a Christmas tree shape up to 150 feet tall. All cedars are relatively problem free, but dislike wet feet and very cold winters.


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From 8 to 20 feet


To 100 feet wide

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Atlas cedar
Atlas cedar
Cedrus atlantica offers silvery-blue needles on a big, majestic tree. It grows more than 130 feet tall and 30 feet wide. Zones 6-9
Weeping blue Atlas cedar
Weeping blue Atlas cedar
Cedrus atlantica glauca 'Pendula' bears branches that droop to the ground. It can be trained and pruned along an arbor, fence, or trellis. It can grow more than 70 feet tall. Zones 6-9

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