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Zinnia is an annual flower among the favorite in American garden flowers, loved for its sturdy and colorful blooms. Flowers come in almost every color except blue. Learn more about this flower.

By Betty Barr Mackey

The Agapanthus, Lily of the Nile, is a perennial flower that has gorgeous blue or white florets arranged in large globes for a wonderful addition to the garden. Learn about agapanthus.

By Betty Barr Mackey

Perennial grasses and foliage are an excellent choice for an unusual ground cover. Learn about ornamental perennial grasses and foliage you can use to add interest and beauty to your garden.

By C. Colston Burrell

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Herbs are useful for cooking, crafting, and decorating -- boldly coming out of the garden and into your home. Learn more about planting and growing perennial herbs such as lavender and rosemary.

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Specimen trees are the ones that catch your eye. These brilliant beauties stand out from the forest. In this article, we'll teach you about specimen trees and how to add them to your yard.

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Sweet alyssum is a type of annual that flowers for months, even through the winter. Although it grows only a few inches high, it spreads as much as a foot in diameter. Learn about this special type of mustard.

By Betty Barr Mackey

Dahlia is a diverse annual flower, from huge, dinner-plate-size blooms to midget pompons only two inches in diameter. Dahlias grow from one to five feet tall. Learn more about dahlia.

By Betty Barr Mackey

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Shade trees are the largest elements in the landscape. With each passing year, big trees grow more valuable, increasing the worth of your property. Learn about shade trees you can use to enhance your landscape.

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Fast-growing trees will increase in height by several feet a year. Learn about the fast-growing trees, such as weeping willows, which can make a big and quick impact on your landscape.

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Annuals are flowers that bloom the first year they are planted. In this article, learn about white to green annual flowers that can add some variety and color to your annual garden.

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Evergreen shrubs come in a variety of shapes and sizes, with many different types of foliage. Learn how evergreen shrubs such as heather can add year-round beauty to your garden.

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Flowering shrubs come in a variety of shapes and sizes, with many different types of foliage. Learn how flowering shrubs such as azaleas and rhododendrons can add fragrance and beauty to your garden.

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Landscape shrubs come in a variety of shapes and sizes, with many different types of foliage. Learn how landscape shrubs such as euonymous, heather, and hydrangeas can add beauty to your garden.

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Fruit trees can be among the most memorable elements of your landscape. Learn about fruit trees, such as sargent cherry and ginkgo, that can add beauty to your entire garden.

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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.

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All plants need water, but some do better in dry conditions than others. Learn which annuals can thrive in average to dry soil, but don't forget to give them the water they need.

By Sue Loellbach

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

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

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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

Annuals are primed to germinate quickly when conditions are right, grow speedily, and then make loads of flowers, fruits, roots, and seeds. Learn about pink to fuchsia annual flowers that can brighten up your garden.

By Betty Barr Mackey

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