Flower Gardening

Freshen up your flower garden with these expert recommendations, tips and ideas that can make any yard look like a million bucks.

Container Ideas: If you’re using a container “recipe,” just switch out one of the annuals in the diagram for a perennial instead.

Container Ideas: Perennials in Pots

From the bucks you’ll save to the boundless array of container ideas you can choose from, benefits abound when you plant perennials in pots.

Top 10 Best Roses: Bonica

Top 10 Best Roses

There’s a longtime love affair between gardeners and roses. Find your new favorite tried-and-true rose on our list of the top 10 best roses.

Top 10 Year-Round Perennials: Coneflower

Top 10 Year-Round Perennials

Want a garden that’s beautiful all year long? It’s possible with these backyard gardening picks for year-round perennials.

Top 10 Red Flowers to Attract Hummingbirds

Top 10 Red Flowers to Attract Hummingbirds

The color of passion and a sign of power, red is also the favorite color of hummingbirds. Give your garden a bold new look with our top 10 favorite red flowers to attract hummingbirds.

Top 10 New Plants for 2014

Top 10 New Plants for 2014

It’s time to celebrate! The garden world is abuzz over this year’s arrivals, and we’re sharing our list of top 10 new plants for 2014.

Top 10 Plants for Sandy Soil: Gazania

Top 10 Plants for Sandy Soil

Since water runs right through sandy soil, the growing conditions are rather dry, even if the area gets a lot of rain. These 10 plants for sandy soil don’t seem to mind.

Top 10 Plants for Clay Soil: Japanese Iris

Top 10 Plants for Clay Soil

Slow-draining clay soil makes life difficult for many plants. Not to worry: these 10 plants for clay soil thrive in it.

Top 10 Drought-Tolerant Plants: Portulaca

Top 10 Drought-Tolerant Plants

Even when the rain stops, these drought-tolerant plants prove that the show must go on. They’re sure to survive dry conditions while adding distinctive color and texture to your garden.

Flower Gardening with Fast Growing Vines: Passionflower

Fast Growing Vines and Climbing Flowers

Add beauty to your flower garden with our recommendations for prized backyard vines. From fast growing vines to climbing flowers, take a look at these prized picks.

Winter Gardening: Nine Striking Plant Ideas

Winter Gardening: Striking Plant Ideas

Just because temperatures drop off late in the year doesn’t mean winter gardening has to follow suit. With these striking plants, winter blooming flowers, and some gardening basics, you can boost texture and add hints of color to your yard.

Rock Garden

Build a Rock Garden

You don’t need a lot of space to start a rock garden. Find a corner of your yard or garden and give it a try to see if it suits you first.

Attracting Butterflies - Butterfly Host Plant

Top 10 Butterfly Host Plants

Ready to take butterfly gardening to the next level? Plant butterfly host plants to give caterpillars a place to grow!

Transplanting

Transplanting Perennials

Break free of tradition – most perennials are fine for transplanting almost any time of the year.

Healing Garden

Plant a Healing Garden

Healing happens outside too. Learn how to plant a healing garden for outdoor therapy anytime.

Top 10 Plants You Can't Kill: Yarrow

Top 10 Plants You Can’t Kill

Tough as nails, but they’re pretty, too. Turn your black thumb into a green thumb with our picks for the top 10 plants you can’t kill.

Top 10 Seed Bearing Plants: Allium

Top 10 Seed Bearing Plants

Keep these seed bearing plants in your garden all winter long, and the birds will thank you for the extra food source.

Top 10 Tropical Plants: Dwarf Pomegranate

Top 10 Tropical Plants

With a sunny window and a little patience, you can grow tropical plants for your home.

Top 10 Black Plants: Midnight Ruffles hellebore

Top 10 Black Plants

The new black is just black when it comes to the world of horticulture. Check out some of our favorite black plants for your backyard.

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