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

Make the outside of your home as ready for the holiday season as the inside with these outdoor Christmas decorating ideas. Our holiday decorating ideas, including beautiful Christmas greenery, festive light displays, and more, are sure to get your yard Christmas-ready.

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Grow Beautiful Amaryllis

Amaryllis flowers are easy to grow from bulbs and great for adding color to your holiday decor.

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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

Here's a handy guide for moving your favorite plants inside once the weather turns cold.

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Choosing Edible Flowers

Edible flowers add unexpected color and flavor to salads and other foods. Here are a few favorites to choose from:

Pansies are slightly spicy.

Calendulas are bland, but with their yellow and gold colors, they make a pretty garnish.

Nasturtiums are peppery.

Roses offer a slight sweetness.

Chive blossoms have an oniony flavor.

Squash blossoms taste a little like the squash they come from.

Violas or violets bring a sweet -- but sometimes tangy or spicy -- flavor.

Geranium flavors vary, so taste before using.

Borage has a cucumberlike flavor.

Click here to find more advice on growing edible flowers.

Note: Use only flowers that have been grown without pesticides or other chemicals.


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