Gardeners enjoy the shade created from a pergola on hot, sunny day -- and plants will, too. Use a pergola with a slatted roof and enjoy all of your favorite shade-loving plants./

Add Interest to Your Yard with a Pergola

Add Interest to Your Yard with a Shady Garden. Enjoy the shade created from a Pergola on hot, sunny day.and plants will, too. Use a pergola with a slatted roof and enjoy all of your favorite shade-loving plants. I enjoy shade loving flowers!

We get it. Weeds are obnoxious and hard to eliminate. Use our guide to identify the common varieties and know how to remove them safely. Need help now? See our video on how to control weeds in the garden. /

Weed Identification Guide

A LANDSCAPE STYLE TO AVOID: Weed Identification Guide Don't let weeds rob your garden of its beauty. Use our guide to help you identify and control these troublesome pests.

Furniture can be an expensive investment for backyards, but there are options for make-it-yourself benches, chairs, and tables. Here, low-cost concrete blocks, dry-stacked and covered with a foam pad, offer lots of seating in a high-traffic spot outside the home's back door./

15 Cheap Backyard Ideas

Budget-Friendly Bench for OUTDOORS. If you are looking to ad low-cost seating to your outdoor space, build a concrete block bench like this one. To complete the look, cover it with foam cusion and throw pillows for comfort

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Follow These Tips for a Healthy Organic Veggie Garden

Grow a Cocktail Garden ~ Enjoy tasty fresh-from-the-garden beverages this summer -- from lemonades to margaritas -- with this fun garden. The BHG Garden Editors

The key to getting more hydrangea flowers is to understand which hydrangea you're growing.

How to Get More Hydrangea Flowers

Pruning Hydrangeas Most hydrangea types -- pink, blue, or white mopheads and lacecaps, or oakleaf forms -- bloom on old wood. Prune these types of hydrangeas before midsummer. If you prune them in winter or early spring, you'll be removing flower buds.

Spread mulch over the paths between your raised vegetable garden beds and your feet will stay clean, no matter how wet the weather. Because you won't walk on the raised garden beds, you'll be able to run out to grab a handful of fresh basil for dinner without worrying about compacting the soil./

Raised Vegetable Garden Bed Tips and Benefits

Raised vegetable garden beds make vegetable gardening less work. Learn the benefits of raised-bed gardening, how to build a raised garden bed, and raised vegetable garden design tips.

In spring, shade gardens sparkle with the sky-blue flowers of Brunnera. When not in bloom, its large, robustly textured leaves continue to look great -- especially if you grow a variegated type of these shade plants. While the plant is often short-lived, it does tend to self-seed, becoming a long-term presence in the garden. Test Garden Tip: Brunnera is somewhat deer- and rabbit resistant. Top Picks: 'Hadspen Cream' offers green leaves broadly edged in creamy white; 'Jack Frost...

Our Favorite Shade Garden Perennials

"Jack Frost" has green leaves heavily overlaid with silver. "Hadspen Cream" offers green leaves edged in creamy white. somewhat short-lived, but tends to self-seed. pair with forget-me-not for blue on blue combo.

Pay attention to foliage texture, as well as color. Here, for example, purple heuchera makes a lovely contrast against 'Burgundy Glow' ajuga and gray-blue stones./

21 Easy Ideas to Beautify Your Yard

21 Easy Ideas to Beautify Your Yard - Play Up Texture Pay attention to foliage texture, as well as color. Here, for example, purple heuchera makes a lovely contrast against 'Burgundy Glow' ajuga and gray-blue stones.

7 Perennial Vegetable Garden Plants

7 Perennial Vegetable Garden Plants to Enjoy for Years to Come

7 Perennial Vegetable Garden Plants by Better Homes and Garden a great way to save and enjoy a continuous supply of fresh vegetables

I Did It: A vertical clay pot garden that can move with you.

9 DIY Vertical Gardens For Better Herbs

Create one-of-a-kind garden accents by covering flowerpots with a mosaic of broken ceramic pieces.

Start a windowsill garden by taking cuttings from some of your favorite indoor or outdoor plants and rooting them in water.

Kitchen Herb and Vegetable Gardens

Teacup Herbarium Plant a tea garden in your kitchen window with large ceramic teacups. Use a jeweler's bit to drill small holes in the bottoms of the cups for drainage. Herbs for tea: English mint, chamomile, pineapple sage, and orange mint.

Poinsettias (Poinsettia) are easy to maintain, but it takes some effort to make them bloom a second time.

How Do I Care for Poinsettias so They Rebloom Next Christmas?

Do you wonder why some people can take indoor gardening to new levels while you strain to keep a so-called "bulletproof" houseplant alive? Here are five secrets that will green up your indoor landscape in no time.

Great landscape design begins at the foundation of your home with vertical accents. Play up columns, corners of your porch, or your front entry with plant materials such as ornamental grasses or vertical evergreens./

The Elements of Great Landscape Design

Find a Vertical Point Great design begins at the foundation of your home with vertical accents. Play up columns, corners of your porch, or your front entry with plant materials such as ornamental grasses or vertical evergreens.

Make homemade potting soil quickly and easily with readily available ingredients.

A Guide to Homemade Potting Soil

Sometimes size matters, and sometimes a large container is just the size needed to make an impact in the garden. This galvanized steel trough adds the right height and weathered texture alongside a collection of terra-cotta containers.

Making sure your garden is tidy now will leave you with less work when the snow melts and the garden is ready to come back to life in the spring.

How to Prepare Your Garden for Next Season

Making sure your garden is tidy now will leave you with less work when the snow melts and the garden is ready to come back to life in the spring.

With these helpful tips and tricks, you'll have a peaceful display to accent your space!

Have the Most Peaceful Home Ever With This Bamboo Plant

With these helpful tips and tricks, you'll have a peaceful display to accent your space!

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