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Choose Plants that Fit Your Climate

Take a big step toward ensuring success in your garden. Stick with plants that are well adapted to your region’s climate.

Ideas

Ideas and inspiration to help you create a great outdoor living space.

9 Ways to Conserve Water in the Garden

9 Ways to Conserve Water in the Garden

These simple tips will help you make the most of available water while keeping your garden in tip-top shape.

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Square-Foot Gardening: Minimal Space, Maximum Results

Square-Foot Gardening

Urban gardeners and others with limited space are gardening by the square foot.

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New Annual Flowers for Your Garden

New Annual Flowers for Your Garden

Looking for the newest and best in annuals this year? Try out any of these 10 fabulous varieties at your local Lowe’s.

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6 Things You Need to Know About Peonies

6 Things You Need to Know About Peonies

Everyone loves peonies! Follow these easy tips and your garden will overflow with these beauties.

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Landscape Makeover: Deckscaping

Landscape Makeover: Deckscaping

Without plants to soften its lines, a deck can seem out of place. With smart landscaping, you can make it a welcoming destination instead.

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Plant a Cutting Garden

Plant a Cutting Garden

Colorful flowers look great in the garden or in a vase.

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Grow Caladiums from Tubers

Grow Caladiums from Seed

There’s a lot to like about caladiums. See how easy it is to grow these colorful foliage plants.

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Grow a Japanese Maple in a Pot

Grow a Japanese Maple in a Pot

Container-grown Japanese maples make an artistic addition to the garden, deck, or patio. And they can be grown in climates normally too cold for this species.

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Repot Houseplants Before Taking Them Outdoors for the Summer

Bring Houseplants Outdoors for Summer

Many houseplants would love to escape outdoors for the summer. Here’s how to get them ready for their summer vacation in the great outdoors.

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A Garden for Dry Conditions

A Garden for Dry Conditions

Don’t be tied to the garden hose. This beautiful drought-tolerant garden bed requires a minimum of maintenance.

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Container Garden Focal Point

Container Garden Focal Point

Containers are convenient and easy to plant. But did you know they make great focal points, too? Here’s a simple way to make that happen.

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Hibiscus: More Than Just a Pretty Face

Hibiscus: More Than Just a Pretty Face

We love them for their showy flowers, but hibiscus have a great deal more to offer. Take a look at these three captivating beauties.

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How-Tos

Get outdoors, clean up and wake up your landscape with these projects.

Xeriscape for a Water-Conserving Landscape

Xeriscape for a Water-Conserving Landscape

Xeriscaping uses the natural characteristics and tendencies of your landscape to maximize beauty and minimize impact to the environment.

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How to Plant a Tree or Shrub

How to Plant a Tree or Shrub

Planting trees and shrubs enhances the appearance of your home. Learn the right way to plant trees and shrubs so they'll flourish.

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Buying, Installing and Using a Rain Barrel

Buying, Installing and Using a Rain Barrel

A rain barrel gives you a simple way to collect rainwater for use around your landscape.

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Select and Care for Annuals and Perennials

Select and Care for Annuals and Perennials

Planting flower beds of annuals and perennials is a yearly ritual for many gardeners.

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Color and Design in the Garden

Color and Design in the Garden

By using a few basic color and design concepts, your outdoor plantings can be just as dramatic as your indoor decor.

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Control Weeds in the Lawn and Garden

Control Weeds in the Lawn and Garden

There are proven methods for reducing and controlling weeds.

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