The Best Flowers for Wet Soil

Turn a wet, poorly drained spot in your yard into a colorful landscape feature with these perennial flowers and ornamental grasses.

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Fall Veggies to Plant Now

Grow these cool-season vegetables and herbs to extend your garden's harvests in spring and fall. This list of vegetables includes seasonal vegetables, green vegetables, non-starchy vegetables, winter vegetables, green leafy vegetables, fall vegetables and more.

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Improve Poor Drainage

Follow these tips to transform a poorly drained area into an easy-care garden.

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Tips and Tricks to Keep Plants Blooming

Deadheading is a popular practice ¿ but do you know all the ways to keep flowers on your plants longer? Follow these easy tips for keeping your favorite shrubs and flowers blooming longer.

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Top Plant Picks for Late-Summer Color

Keep the color coming on strong through the end of the growing season with these easy-care, reliable annuals and perennials.

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Plan for a Gorgeous Fall Landscape

See how two great gardeners -- one on the East Coast and one on the West -- created knock-your-socks-off fall yards -- and learn how you can do the same.

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Best Plants for Rock Gardens

Transforming an unsightly slope or mound in your backyard into a colorful rock garden is easy when you chose the right plants. These amazing, low-maintenance ground huggers don't mind poor soil but do need good drainage to survive. Here's a list of our top plants for rock gardens.

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Trees

Trees are important in every landscape -- big or small, urban or rural, cottage or contemporary. But because trees live a lifetime or more (and often cost so much), they can be intimidating to choose and maintain. We have advice on selecting the best trees for your landscape and caring for them once they're planted. Nearly every yard has room for small trees, and they add character to the landscape. Choose from some of these varieties as a starting point. Other good garden choices include elegant, beautiful Japanese maples, which have become a hit with gardeners in the past few years; conifers; and flowering trees. Review the choices to find one that meets your landscape needs. The first year is often the most critical in a tree's life; learn essential steps to protect your new trees, particularly in winter. Once your trees are off to a good start, continue to promote their health: We have the advice you need. In addition to offering shade and structure, trees can do unique things. For example, a row of small espaliered trees can be trained into decorative patterns and serve as a living fence; we teach you how.

Our Favorite Small Trees

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Top Trees and Shrubs for Fall Color

Add an explosion of fiery hues to your yard this fall with these trees and...

Japanese Maple Trees for Your Yard

Japanese maple trees add grace and beauty through the seasons. While the...

Use Evergreens to Make an Impact

Add evergreens to your yard to create a year-round show. Get ideas for how to...

The Best Conifers for Your Yard

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New Trees and Shrubs for 2013

Add beauty and value to your landscape with these brand-new varieties of trees...

How to Build a Living Fence

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Boost Your Privacy with Fast-Growing Trees

Lots of gardeners want fast-growing trees for privacy, especially when a tree...

Pruning Checklist

Pruning trees isnt tough, but it can be intimidating. If you're not sure how t...

Pine

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Crape myrtle

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Trees for Small Spaces

Small-space gardening can be a challenge when it comes to trees. We show you...

Serviceberry

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Best Crabapples for Your Yard

Crabapple trees are famous for their colorful, fragrant springtime blooms. Use...

The Best Shade Trees for Your Yard

Shade trees can beautify your yard, reduce energy costs, and improve air and...

Best Flowering Trees and Shrubs

Flowering trees and shrubs are some of the best signs of spring, with their...

Fast-Growing Evergreens

Although evergreens aren't going to win a race when it comes to fast growth,...

Selecting Trees for Your Yard

Because trees can live for decades -- centuries in some cases -- it's importan...

Flowers Under Shade Trees

There's a quick fix for a tree that chokes out the sunlight, and with it any...

New Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for 2015

Add beautiful color and texture to your landscape with the newest picks for...

Palm Tree Care Guide

Pick the perfect palm tree for your yard and use our guide to ensure success...

Selecting Trees by Shape

Selecting Trees by Shape

Grow Japanese Maples Anywhere

The sweet spot for Japanese maples is Zones 6-8. But you can still enjoy these...

Dogwood

Get detailed growing information on this plant and hundreds more in BHG's Plan...

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