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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An important herb since medieval times, mint long has been a symbol of hospitality. Romans rubbed the herb on serving boards before they presented meals to guests. There are more than 600 varieties of mint, each having a range of flavor. Many varieties are so similar in nature that they can be used interchangeably.

Apple Mint

Apple Mint

This variety of mint features a milder, sweeter flavor than many others in its family. Not surprisingly, its flavor is reminiscent of apples.

Use apple mint in salads, sprinkle it over cut-up fresh fruits, and add its leaves as a garnish to drinks.

Calamint

Calamint

The bluish flowers of this mint variety add a pretty hue to any garden.

Orange Mint

Rub the leaves or taste a bit of this mint variety, and you'll understand the reason for its name.

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