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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Sure, there are great blooms and wondrous nature sights to enjoy in a garden -- but it takes hard work and lots of care to get there. From choosing the best plants for your yard to deadheading and watering, these tips will help you make your garden the best it can be. Make easy work of the plants you want to include in your garden with steps to starting your own seeds. Or, if you prefer, there are ways to get the most from nursery plants, and we show you how. You may be starting a brand-new bed; find eight steps to build it from scratch. Springtime is a crucial time for the garden, and our spring checklist will help yours get a good start on the growing season. Once your plants get established, they need trimming, deadheading, and staking, as well as proper feeding. Find 10 essential plant-rearing tips (as well as even more ideas to make gardening easier) that will nurture a successful flower garden. It's also easier to think of caring for your garden if you break it down by time of year and type of plant; turn to seasonal landscape maintenance lists -- including how to put your pond to bed for the year.

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Take the mystery out of when to prune your plants by following our...

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Fill your garden with beautiful bulbs that bloom in spring, summer, and fall....

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6 Steps to a No-Work Cottage Garden

Create a garden that's big on color -- but small on labor.

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Planting isn't just a spring activity. If you're wondering what you can plant...

Summer Garden Maintenance Checklist

Summer is a gardeners busiest season. If youre short on time or not sure what...

Preparing Your Garden for Winter

Advice for gardeners on protecting plants, winterizing roses, and making leaf...

8 Steps to a New Garden

Here are the steps to building a new bed or border from scratch.

Fall Garden Checklist

Use this timely guide to prepare your garden for winter.

How to Improve Garden Soil

Many homeowners inherit bad garden soil but you dont have to live with it!...

The Easiest Seeds to Start

We've put together our list of the easiest annuals to grow from seed.

Make More Plants from Cuttings

Taking cuttings from your favorite plants is one of the quickest -- and easies...

Garden and Landscaping Edging Ideas

Use these garden edging ideas to lend character, definition, and texture to...

Seed-Starting Essentials

Starting seeds is the inexpensive way to grow more of your favorite plants....

Ultimate Rose-Care Guide

Grow the most beautiful roses in your neighborhood with these tips.

Building a Simple Cold Frame

Extend your gardening season with this easy-to-build miniature greenhouse.

Learn to Graft Your Favorite Plants

Grafting is a great way to propagate many trees, shrubs, and roses. Here's how...

Pruning Shrubs

Pruning shrubs is a small task that can make a big difference in your garden....

How to Weed Your Garden

Get tips and tricks on how to get rid of weeds in your garden.

10 Steps to Beginning a Garden

Dig into your first garden adventure with these 10 basic tips.

30 Fun Facts About Plants

Here are some fun, quirky facts about plants and gardening!

Pruning Checklist

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

Deadheading for Extended Bloom

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Building a Flowerbed Without Digging

Transform your yard with this easy-to-build, no-till garden bed.


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