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

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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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Queen palm


Queen palm has earned its common name. The majestic 15-foot-long leaves are medium to dark green on top and silvery green underneath and have a graceful, arching shape. When the wind blows, they add a wonderful sense of motion to the landscape.





8 to 20 feet


5-18 feet wide



how to grow Queen palm

more varieties for Queen palm

Arikury palm
Arikury palm
(Syagrus schizophylla) is smaller than other species and grows in light shade or full sun. It grows 12 feet tall and 7 feet wide. Zones 10-11
Licury palm
Licury palm
(Syagrus coronata) is a single-trunk palm with spirally arranged old leaf bases. It grows 35 feet tall and 15 feet wide. The 10-foot-long feathery leaves are deep olive-green on top and silvery green underneath. Zones 10-11
Overtop palm
Overtop palm
(Syagrus amara) forms a long gray trunk with a swollen base. It is a moderately fast grower reaching 60 feet tall and 15 feet wide. It is less drought-tolerant than queen palm, preferring a moderate amount of water. Zones 10-11

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