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

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How to Design a Backyard Cutting Garden

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If you love making fresh flower arrangements, planting a cutting garden is the best way to ensure you will always have lots of beautiful, homegrown flowers, ready for the picking. The purpose of a cutting garden is different from a regular flower garden. You don’t need to worry about design basics like style, flow, scale and symmetry. In a cutting garden,

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6 Tips for Growing Clematis – the Queen of Climbers

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Clematis have an important role to play in any flower garden. As they scramble up trellises, climb over arbors and thread themselves through other plants, these perennial vines weave a rich tapestry of color and texture. Read on for six tips that will help you be successful growing the “queen of climbers.” Do Your Research There are many wonderful clematis varieties to choose from,

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