Garden Design

Garden design should be one of your first considerations in planning a garden since it lends style and cohesion to a collection of plants. Find out what goes into designing a garden with these articles.


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Garden Ideas

Good garden ideas can encourage you to plant with zeal. Get inspired with great garden photos. Learn how these garden ideas can work in your yard.

Habitat Garden Ideas

When you create a habitat garden, wildlife like birds and butterflies enjoy it too. Birdsong and brightly colored butterflies not only add beauty to the environment, but also make the garden seem like a natural refuge. Get inspired with habitat garden ideas.

Natural Garden Ideas

No matter what climate you happen to live in, there are garden plants that can thrive there. Our natural garden ideas and garden photos will help you select just the right thing for your plot of ground.

Cottage Garden Ideas

Cottage gardening is a beautiful way to manage many plant types in a small backyard or other garden space, because they display annuals, perennials, herbs, shrubs, and vegetables -- all growing quite happily together with an effect of controlled chaos.

English Country Garden Ideas

Balance formal and informal in your garden and create a spot of English countryside with a formal carpet bed, an avenue of pleached limes, an ornamental pond and fountain or a well-filled perennial border. Read more about English gardens.

Color Theme Garden Ideas

Color is a vital consideration when planning any type of garden. Whether you want rainbows of color or a simple monochromatic design, you'll love these inspiring ideas and images.

Garden Types

Just because you're interested in gardening, doesn't mean that you have to stick to the classic floral plot. There are many different kinds including rock, rose, and water gardens. Learn about the different garden types.

How to Control Garden Growth

Your garden is a wonderfully complex place. The tips in this article will help you with all aspects of controlling growth of a complex and beautiful garden, including pruning, staking and preparing for winter.

How to Care for a Water Garden

Are you wondering how to care for a water garden? Check out this article from HowStuffWorks to learn how to care for a water garden.

How to Grow a Shade Garden

Take advantage of shaded spots in your garden and grow a tranquil, relaxing shade garden. The information in this article will help you grow a shade garden, and instruct you on the best plants to use.

How to Build a Water Garden

The information in this article will get you started on building a beautiful, peaceful water garden. Learn about building, planning and planting a water garden, and about the animal life you can include in it.

How to Install a Water Garden Pond

Installing a water garden pond doesn't have to be left to the professionals. Home gardeners have many techniques and options to choose from, and can easily install their own ponds. Read to find out how.

How to Care for Roses

Gardeners who love roses know growing these special flowers is worth every effort. This article includes everything you need to care for roses, including tips for fertilizing, watering, pruning, and special instructions for winter care.

Keeping a Garden Log

Track developments and changes in your garden with a log, and gain a handy tool for years to come. Learn to keep a garden journal and fully maximize the potential of your garden.

The Best Way to Water Your Plants

Water is as important as sunlight and good soil to your garden. Plants need water in just the right amount to grow and thrive. We'll explain when and how to do it right.

How to Design a Rose Garden

Color, form, fragrance -- roses have it all, and a rose garden is the best way to show it. Check out this article for tips and advice on designing a rose garden.

How to Design a Garden

A good design makes your garden more than just a pretty space. It brings together the inside and outside rooms of your home. Learn how design can be your first step towards a successful garden.

How to Plan a Rock Garden

Rock gardens bring mountain-inspired beauty to your backyard. This article will give you all you need to know to plan a rock garden, including advice on planting, building, and caring for rock gardens.

How to Design with Garden Accents

Garden accents can be beautiful or whimsical containers, raised flower beds, or intricate pergolas, which in each their way can make your garden stand out. Learn to use accents to make your garden special.

Planting a Container Garden

Container gardens are low-maintenance gardens that are relatively easy to care for and give quick results. They are versatile and can be kept on patios, balconies, and other hard-to-cultivate areas. Learn to grow container gardens.

Preparing Garden Soil

Garden soil provides nutrients, moisture, and support for the plants in your garden. For a successful garden, the content of your soil must be balanced. Learn all about preparing your garden soil.

Buying Plants

Want to try your thumbs at gardening but need advice on what might work? This article will get you started with advice about soil, water, sunlight and other factors that can affect your plants.

How to Start a Garden

Gardening requires planning, a design, proper tools, and some knowledge about planting and caring for your flowers, vegetables, or herbs. Learn everything you need to know about how to start a garden.

Assess Your Garden Conditions

Sunlight, soil, and water are the big three essentials when it comes to gardening. Every plant needs adequate light, moisture, and nutrients from the soil to thrive. Learn how to assess your garden conditions.

Gardening Tips

Gardening can bring you satisfaction, especially when your flowers and vegetables grow and flourish. Properly caring for your garden will mean more flowers and a better harvest. Find tips for every aspect of gardening.