Miniature Fairy Garden

Combining drought-tolerant succulents, Cotswold cottages, and elevated beds will lend easy inspection of the wee landscaping of a miniature garden.

View Slideshow

The Best Drought-Tolerant Perennials

When summer heat kicks in, rely on these drought-tolerant plants to hold their own -- and still look beautiful.

View Slideshow

Heat-Loving Container-Garden Plants

The dog days of summer can turn your gorgeous container gardens into a crispy mess. Try these plants that take the heat for color all season long.

View Slideshow

Summer Garden Maintenance Checklist

Summer is a gardener¿s busiest season. If you¿re short on time or not sure what to do, follow this easy summer gardening checklist to keep your lawn and garden in great shape all season long.

View Video

Throw a Garden Party

Greet the season with friends, flowers, and ice cream floats! Featuring pretty paper blooms and a blushing peach punch, this lovely garden gathering will have you celebrating summer in style.

View Slideshow

Creating Succulent Containers

Succulent gardens are low maintenance and make great container gardens -- they can withstand heat, neglect, and direct sunlight. Learn tips and tricks to create a gorgeous succulent container garden.

View Video

Top Plants that Thrive in Clay

Clay soil makes gardening tough. It's slippery when wet, and it bakes solid when dry. Here are 25 beautiful plants that grow well in clay.

View Slideshow
Popular in Gardening

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

Small trees can pack a big punch into your landscape. Here are some of our...

Japanese Maple Trees for Your Yard

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

New Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for 2015

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

The Best Shade Trees for Your Yard

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

Best Crabapples for Your Yard

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

Best Flowering Trees and Shrubs

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

How to Build a Living Fence

An espalier is a living fence created by training small trees into decorative...

Fast-Growing Evergreens

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

Trees for Small Spaces

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

Spruce

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

Serviceberry

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

Dogwood

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

Pruning Checklist

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

The Best Conifers for Your Yard

Conifers lend a sense of year-round beauty and structure to your landscape....

Top Trees and Shrubs for Fall Color

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

Use Evergreens to Make an Impact

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

New Trees and Shrubs for 2013

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

Boost Your Privacy with Fast-Growing Trees

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

Selecting Trees for Your Yard

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

Selecting Trees by Shape

Selecting Trees by Shape

Palm Tree Care Guide

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

Grow Japanese Maples Anywhere

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

18 Marvelous Maples

No matter what size garden you have, there's a colorful maple tree to fit your...

False cypress

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

close
close
close
close
close

Loading... Please wait...