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Many flowering trees offer all-season interest. Learn about flowering trees, such as dogwood, crape myrtle, and southern magnolia, which add beauty to your landscape.

By Editors of Consumer Guide

Most plants do well with an average amount of moisture in the soil -- not too much, not too little. In this article, you'll learn which annuals thrive in average soil.

By Sue Loellbach

While all plants need water, too much water can drown your plants. There are several annuals, however, that will thrive in wet conditions. Learn which annuals can tolerate moist soil.

By Sue Loellbach

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Annuals under 12 inches work well at the front of gardens and along borders, since they leave the taller plants behind them visible. Learn which annuals stay under 12 inches high.

By Sue Loellbach

Annuals come in many heights, and a few grow to over 24 inches. These plants can provide a dramatic touch to your garden. Learn which annuals are taller and grow to over 24 inches high.

By Sue Loellbach

One way to liven up a garden is by including colors that stand out. Learn how yellow to orange perennial flowers can brighten your yard, and which ones are right for your garden.

By Shane Wilson

While many flowers feature bright, vibrant colors, some gardeners prefer a subtler approach. Read about white to green perennial flowers, which have an airy appearance and blend in naturally with the green of most plants.

By Shane Wilson

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Many gardens have spots that are shady at least part of the time. The areas that get a mix of light and shade are perfect for planting partial shade annuals. Learn which annuals to use.

By Sue Loellbach

When planning a garden, most people mix different annual varieties for diversity in color, texture, and height. Learn about the yellow to orange annual flowers you can use to spice up your garden.

By C. Colston Burrell

Gardens with no direct sunlight can still thrive beautifully. Flowering and non-flowering annuals are available for heavily shaded areas. Learn which annuals can brighten up those shady spots for you.

By Sue Loellbach

Full sun annuals need six to eight hours of sun a day. Learn about annuals by color and light requirements so you can make the best choices for your garden.

By Sue Loellbach

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When designing a garden with annuals, flower color is important because annuals are constantly in bloom. Learn about blue to purple annual flowers, such as sweet alyssum, which are often used in complex plans.

By Editors of Consumer Guide

Annuals are primed to germinate quickly when conditions are right, grow speedily, and then make loads of flowers, fruits, roots, and seeds. Learn about red annual flowers to give your garden a touch of fire.

By Betty Barr Mackey

Few colors can affect a garden as much as garden as red. A bright red strongly complements natural greenery. Read about red perennial flowers, and see if these bold blossoms are appropriate for your yard.

By Shane Wilson

Perennial flowers bloom year after year, without the need to replant. Learn the best perennials to plant in your garden. Read about the different types of perennial flowers, and which ones are best for you.

By Shane Wilson

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No need to worry if your garden soil is wetter than average. There are a number of great-looking perennials that do best in moist soil. Learn which perennial flowers to plant in your yard.

By Brandi Kleinert Larsen

Choose shorter perennial flowers for the front of your garden to create depth in your garden design. In this article, we'll teach you which perennials stand under 12 inches tall for the perfect garden plan.

By Brandi Kleinert Larsen

When planning a garden, the height of your flowers is an important consideration. Learn to use perennials 12-24 inches high, and find the knee-high plants that will best fit your vision for a home garden.

By Shane Wilson

Perennial flowers are an essential part of any home garden, and gardeners can use height to create a dramatic effect. Learn about the perennial flowers that grow to a height over 24 inches.

By Shane Wilson

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Some gardens offer a quiet escape from the stimulation of modern life. These latter gardens use blue and purple to create a peaceful atmosphere. Learn how blue to purple perennial flowers cool down your garden.

By Shane Wilson

Many gardeners have shady spots in their yards. The areas that get a mix of light and shade are perfect for planting partial shade perennials. In this article, we'll describe great perennials for part shade.

By Editors of Consumer Guide

Full sun perennials are flowers that need direct sun for at least six to eight hours a day. On this page, we list the full sun perennials by color and type to suit your garden.

By Brandi Kleinert Larsen

Sooner or later, most of us decide to try our hand at growing a few favorite herbs. Herbs are survive in all kinds of conditions. Learn how to design and plant an herb garden.

By C. Colston Burrell

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Growing healthy plants is the first step toward a great garden. To achieve this, it's important to prevent diseases by paying careful attention to plant selection and plant care. Learn more.

By C. Colston Burrell

Some plants need just a little bit more support than the rest, either because of heavy clusters of flowers, slender stems, or a combination of both. Learn about various staking techniques in this article.

By C. Colston Burrell