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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Make Your Own Fall Finale

Add plants with fall interest to your landscape so your garden ends on a high note.

A strong fall garden show happens by design, not accident. Many gardeners simply throw some pansies, mums, or kale into their flowerbeds. These plants are nice, but they're overused and very limited in the looks they can provide.

Discover more plants to add to your garden in autumn.

Instead -- or perhaps in addition -- select perennials, trees, and shrubs specifically for their autumn looks. Mix it up: Different types of plants add their own special contributions to fall landscapes. Trees provide great backdrops and color up high; shrubs do the same, but at a middle elevation; grasses provide year-round interest but really shine in autumn with their graceful form and delightful seed heads; and some perennials bloom in fall with an energy equal to anything you'll see in spring.

Containers also can be designed for fall interest. Grasses, perennials, and annuals all are available in garden centers in fall -- you can often find great closeout deals! -- and can be combined in beautiful, frost-tolerant pots.

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