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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Herbs

Just about every dish tastes better with fresh herbs -- and there's no better way to get fresh herbs than to grow them yourself in an herb garden. From classic herb favorites such as basil, rosemary, mint, and thyme to lesser-known herb varieties, follow these growing, tending, and harvesting tips for herb garden success. Start with 15 easy-to-grow herb favorites. Herbs work almost as well in indoor herb gardens as they do outside; try growing an herb garden inside for easy cooking access. One of the more flexible ways for growing herbs is in containers; get herb garden inspiration for growing yours in clever vessels (including a strawberry jar). Most herbs are naturals to start from seed; use these simple directions to get your herb garden crops growing. Once your herbs are established, they'll need regular care, including dividing, pruning, and harvesting; make the most out of your herb garden's bounty with this advice (as well as ideas on how to propagate cuttings). Growing herbs is one thing; cooking with them is another thing altogether. We have ideas on how to grow and prepare delicious herb-flavored recipes. And what would gardening be without a little fun? Use rosemary as a lush herb topiary standard, grow edible flowers for pretty blooms to pop into salads and desserts, or dress up a windowsill with an herb garden. Not sure where to start? View our lists of herbs, including perennial herbs.

Harvesting Herbs from Your Garden

Making the most of your garden's bounty.

Lavender

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Lemongrass

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Bring Your Herb Garden Indoors

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Use Flowers to Add Color to Cookie Frosting

Decorate cookies with fresh-from-the-garden edible flowers.

Best Herbs for Container Gardens

Whether you've got an acre of land or just a windowsill, it's a good idea to...

Easy-to-Grow Herbs

Fresh-from-the-garden herbs add flavor and fragrance to foods. Try these...

Guide to Mint Plants

Mint, with its bright, sharp, wake-you-up flavor, is one of the easiest herb...

Fanciful Indoor Herb Gardens

Fresh herbs are easy to grow and use all around the house. Have some fun by...

Sage

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How to Grow Onions and Garlic

Learn how to grow easy-care onions and garlic in your home vegetable garden.

Grow Lavender in Your Garden

Learn how to grow beautiful, fragrant lavender in your garden.

DIY-ify: Mini Herb Garden

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Grow and Use Fresh Herbs

Here's how to grow and prepare 12 delicious herbs.

Windowsill Gardens

Create a garden where you never knew you had room for one: indoors on a...

Lemon Verbena

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Starting Herbs from Seed

Your herb garden begins here, with these simple directions.

Rosemary

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Planting Potted Herbs

The messy task of potting herbs can be made simple with these three tips.

Drying Herbs

Escape the winter blues with scents of summer.

Mint

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Herb Care Guide

Use these tips to ensure that the herbs in your garden grow well and stay...

Rosemary Standard

Create a lush topiary with this rosemary standard.

Basil

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