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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Japanese snowbell


The Japanese snowbell is an uncommon and lovely choice for borders, where its showy, bell-shaped blooms create an enchanting early summer scene. An ideal small and delicately shaped tree for mingling with shrubs and perennials where moist, acidic soil conditions prevail.


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Pink Chimes snowbell
Pink Chimes snowbell
(Styrax japonicus 'Pink Chimes') bears pale pink flowers in late spring and early summer. It grows 30 feet tall and 25 feet wide. Zones 6-8
Fragrant snowbell
Fragrant snowbell
(Styrax obassia) is a wild form with smaller, white flowers and a more columnar habit than most snowbells. It features great fall color and grows 40 feet tall and 20 feet wide. Zones 6-8

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