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Gardening

Gardening is a useful and relaxing pastime. Read gardening tips and learn how to plan and care for a variety of gardens.

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Famous Gardens Pictures

Have you ever visited a famous garden? Gardens both big and small have the ability to awe nature-lovers with their dedication to beauty and tranquility. Check out our amazing album of famous gardens.

Annual Flowers Image Gallery

Annuals are primed to germinate quickly when conditions are right, grow speedily, and then make loads of flowers, fruits, roots and seeds. Learn all about annual flowers by checking out this annual flower pictures image gallery. You may get some ideas.

Perennial Flowers Image Gallery

These blooming plants will dazzle you with color year after year. Sit back, smell the hibiscus and check out these photos of some of our favorite perennials.

How to Create a Backyard Wildlife Habitat

Creating a backyard wildlife habitat is a rewarding project for nature lovers. However, they might be surprised to find that making a home for neighborhood critters is as easy as it is worthwhile.

Ultimate Guide to Topiary

You may think of a land full of leafy green elephants when you hear the word "topiary," but you can train and shape plants in own back yard -- or even on your office desk.

How Long Can My Succulents Survive Without Water?

Succulents manage to live with a lot less water than some of their thirstier counterparts. That doesn't mean you can just neglect them and expect them to thrive though.

What's the difference between bonsai and topiary?

Whatever their medium, artists have been known to use any available resource in order to create a masterpiece. So what if they used nature not only as inspiration, but as instrument?

Ultimate Guide to Guerrilla Gardening

As you head to work, you notice that the nearby vacant lot has become a utopian garden overnight. Did biblical forces create this urban Eden, or was it the handiwork of guerrilla gardeners?

What is edible landscaping?

Forget those boring plots of fruits and veggies. Why sacrifice aesthetic appeal when growing your own food? Border your garden with lettuce, use mint as ground cover and encourage your kiwi vines to climb trellises.

If I plant trees in my yard, will it offset global warming?

Planting a few trees in your yard certainly won't obliterate your entire carbon footprint. But it could cut your energy costs. How much carbon dioxide does the average tree absorb?

Will victory gardens help us beat high food prices?

What if you could shop for fruits and veggies in your own backyard? Not only would it save you a trip to the grocery store, it might save you some cash. How much?

How to Start a Community Garden

Gardens have lots of benefits, but what if you don't have any land to start your own? If you're strapped for green space, a community garden might be the answer.

10 Japanese-style Gardens

Since the 6th century, Japanese gardeners have been creating green spaces that focus less on perennials and peonies and more on meditation and peace of mind.

What is container gardening?

When you spend all day in a cubicle, the idea of a lush green paradise of plants sounds like wishful thinking. But container gardening just might do the trick.

How Butterfly Gardens Work

What has bright, blooming flowers and a sea of flapping wings? A butterfly garden. Planting one will help you to attract and conserve these winged beauties.

Sweet Flag

Sweet flag is named for its sweet-smelling leaves, which become even more fragrant when hung and dried. The grassy leaves of this water-loving perennial form an excellent vertical accent for a water garden. Learn more about this water-loving plant.

Dwarf Papyrus

Dwarf papyrus grows well in water gardens but also thrives when planted in tubs. The dwarf papyrus produces green, moplike heads on sturdy stalks that reach 1-2 feet above the water. Learn more about this smaller descendant of the giant papyrus.

Water-Fringe

Water-fringe, also known as yellow floating-heart for its yellow blooms and heart-shaped leaves, grows well in water. The blooms give off the faint scent of almonds. Learn about this lovely plant.

Pickerel Weed

Pickerel weed produces small, dense blue flowers, similar to a hyacinth. An excellent selection for planting in the sun near the margin of a pond, it combines well with other aquatic plants in water gardens. Learn more about this plant.

HowStuffWorks Answers Your Gardening Questions

HowStuffWorks answers your gardening questions. From planting to maintenance, you can create a gorgeous landscape. You don't have to have a PhD in agriculture, but you should be aware of what will guarantee you success. Find out how to cultivate your land.

Aubretia

Aubretia is a low, spreading plant -- perfect for a rock garden -- with purple flowers that bloom in the spring. Learn more about this plant that appears delicate despite its hardy nature.

Ice Plant

Ice plant is native to South Africa and accustomed to dry climates, as well as resistant to salty, coastal climates. Bright purple-magenta flowers of daisylike form appear over the succulent leaves of this sun-lover in summer. Learn more about the ice plant.

Dwarf Deutzia

Dwarf deutzia, a shrub, produces white flowers that grow in an upright fashion, conserving space in smaller gardens. Arching branches bear double white flowers in spring and foliage that turns an attractive red in fall. Learn more about this shrub.

Blue Fescue

Blue fescue is an ornamental grass named for the blue hue of its shoots. The tuft-forming grass has narrow leaves in beautiful shades of silvery blue-green. Learn more about the grass, which is commonly used to border or accent gardens.

Trumpet Gentian

Trumpet gentian is native to alpine environments, making it perfect for rock gardens. Trumpet-shaped flowers of an unusual hue (dark navy blue with darker, green-striped throats) sit on very short stems above spreading foliage. Learn more about this plant.

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