Miniature Fairy Garden

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

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The Best Drought-Tolerant Perennials

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Best Herbs for Container Gardens

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

Starting Herbs from Seed

Your herb garden begins here, with these simple directions.

DIY-ify: Mini Herb Garden

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Tips for Planting Herbs

Herbs add color and personality to any garden.

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...

Sage

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Lemongrass

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Grow and Use Fresh Herbs

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

Fanciful Indoor Herb Gardens

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

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.

Chamomile

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Bring Your Herb Garden Indoors

Don't let winter curtail your outside activities. Your garden can grow indoors...

Herb Centerpiece

Add life to any table with these three simple instructions.

Rosemary Standard

Create a lush topiary with this rosemary standard.

Windowsill Gardens

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

Planting Potted Herbs

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

Lemon Verbena

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Herb Care Guide

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

Drying Herbs

Escape the winter blues with scents of summer.

Rosemary

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Mint

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