10 Easy Perennials for Shady Gardens

In shady perennial gardens, foliage is just as important as flowers. Combining different leaf textures, shapes and colors adds a new dimension of design opportunities. Discover ten easy-care favorites for the shade.   Read More

10 Easy Perennials for Sunny Gardens

Sun-loving perennials are the backbone of most flower gardens. Once planted, they return to bloom again each year. Choosing easy-care perennials that are adaptable and long-blooming will give you a colorful garden with the minimum amount of work.   Read More

Attract Butterflies with Liatris

VIDEO Butterflies can't resist the fuzzy, amethyst purple flowers of liatris. Make your garden a butterfly haven by planting these easy, native perennials.   Read More

Best Ferns for Gardens and Landscapes

Ferns are easy to grow, long-lived perennials that require almost zero care. Learn where to plant them and which types to consider for your home and garden.   Read More

Best Ground Covers for Shade

Ground covers can make shady yards and gardens more attractive and easier to maintain. Learn about eight perennial ground covers that thrive in the shade.   Read More

How To Get Creative With Hostas

Hostas are elegant, long-lived plants that offer an exciting palette of sizes, colors and textures. Learn about some creative ways to use them in your yard and garden.   Read More

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Creative Ways to Use Hostas in Your Yard and Garden

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Hostas are so incredibly tough and easy to grow, that they sometimes don’t get the respect they deserve. More than just problem solvers for shady areas where few other plants will survive, hostas offer gardeners an exciting palette of sizes, colors and textures. Here are some of the many creative ways to use hostas around your home and in

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How to Use Burgundy Flowers and Foliage

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Burgundy is a color that’s both potent and sophisticated. It’s a good one to have in your garden design tool kit. From garnet to merlot, maroon to mahogany, these dark, purple-red hues can take your garden to a whole new level. Read on for some creative ways to put burgundy flowers and foliage to work in your yard and garden. Create Accents and

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