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9 Ornamental Shrubs for Wet Soil Conditions

9 Ornamental Shrubs for Wet Soil Conditions

Most plants can’t thrive in extremely wet soil. Here are 9 shrubs for wet soil that won’t suffer in soggy conditions.
12 High-Pollen Flowers Bees Will Love!

12 High-Pollen Flowers Bees Will Love!

Ready to get your yard buzzing? Learn more about the ideal habitats for bees along with a list of 12 high-pollen flowers guaranteed to attract bees to your garden!
Herbs for Bearded Dragons: Help Keep Your “Beardie” Happy and Healthy!

Herbs for Bearded Dragons: Help Keep Your “Beardie” Happy and Healthy!

How to Grow and Propagate Spider Plants (Chlorophytum species)

How to Grow and Propagate Spider Plants (Chlorophytum species)

Top 12 Houseplants for a Housewarming Gift

Top 12 Houseplants for a Housewarming Gift

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Autumn Container Combinations

Autumn Container Combinations

Celebrate autumn by switching out heat-loving "summer" plants for some that thrive in cooler temperatures.
10 Shrubs That Smell as Good as They Look

10 Shrubs That Smell as Good as They Look

Curb appeal isn’t the only thing to consider when selecting shrubs for your landscape. Check out these ten shrubs that look great and smell even better!
Toughen Up Your Landscape: 10 Shrubs That Can Handle Harsh Conditions

Toughen Up Your Landscape: 10 Shrubs That Can Handle Harsh Conditions

In the survival-of-the-fittest world of plants, there are bound to be a few that come out on top. These ten shrubs have proven that they have what it takes to endure some of nature’s harshest conditions.
Top 10 Easy to Grow Annuals

Top 10 Easy to Grow Annuals

Ten super-easy, low-maintenance annual plants that can make this one of the most relaxing gardening seasons you’ve ever had.
Create a Garden that Attracts Birds

Create a Garden that Attracts Birds

Plants and birds have a very special relationship in ecosystems and outdoor environments, including your backyard. Here are tips for making your garden more bird friendly.
Top 10 Trees and Shrubs for Great Autumn Color

Top 10 Trees and Shrubs for Great Autumn Color

A choice selection of easy-care trees and shrubs that will add brilliant color to your landscape through the autumn season.
Top 5 Well-behaved Perennial Groundcovers

Top 5 Well-behaved Perennial Groundcovers

If you have a lot of landscape to cover and are looking for a low maintenance, inexpensive way to do it, then look for perennial groundcover plants. Perennial plants will return year after year!
6 Heat-Loving Plant Combos for Containers

6 Heat-Loving Plant Combos for Containers

Try an expert-recommended combo of plants that will withstand hot weather in your next container display.
Top 10 Deer Resistant Plants for Your Garden

Top 10 Deer Resistant Plants for Your Garden

Gardeners who live in heavily deer-populated areas know just how frustrating it can be to see their hard work trampled and eaten by hungry, roaming deer. One of the best options to keep deer at bay is to incorporate plants that deer don't like into your garden.
15 Plants That Safely Repel Mosquitos

15 Plants That Safely Repel Mosquitos

Quite a few common plants contain natural compounds that mosquitos find offensive and avoid.
6 Beautiful Edible Plants for Containers

6 Beautiful Edible Plants for Containers

Read more to see our blue-ribbon picks to beautify your small-space garden.
Tips for Choosing the Best Annuals

Tips for Choosing the Best Annuals

Do you walk into a garden center and think, "Where do I even start?" We know the feeling, so we have put together our pro-tips on choosing the best annuals to make your experience enjoyable!
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Frost Map with Dates

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