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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One of the grandest of evergreens, the Canadian hemlock forms handsome hedges and screens, and is also magnificent planted as a specimen tree or in forest-like groves. Its fine-textured, slightly cascading branches form a broad pyramid. The dark-green needles of the Canadian hemlock feature silver banded undersides.

Woolly adelgids are devastating East Coast Canadian hemlocks, but can be controlled with seasonal applications of horticultural oil. Mountain hemlock is less graceful, in habit, but more resistant to the adelgid.


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From 8 to 20 feet


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Canadian hemlock
Canadian hemlock
(Tsuga canadensis) is a stately tree to 75 feet tall with graceful green needles and small cones. Zones 4-8
Gentsch White Canadian hemlock
Gentsch White Canadian hemlock
(Tsuga canadensis 'Gentsch White') is a shrub form that bears distinctly white-tipped new growth on a rounded tree that reaches 4 feet tall and wide. Zones 4-8

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