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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

Climbing plants are ideal for landscaping because their eventual heights and widths are determined by the structures on which they are grown. Learn about vining plants you can use to enhance your landscaping.

By Editors of Consumer Guide

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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Flowers ranging from pink to fuchsia are valued for their softness and delicacy. Discover the varieties of pink to fuchsia perennial flowers, and learn how to select flowers that will bloom year after year.

By Shane Wilson

Annuals bloom the first year they are planted, often flowering just a couple of months after sowing. Learn about multicolor annuals you can use to bring a splash of color to your flower garden.

By Editors of Consumer Guide

Annual plants are easy to work with, and can liven up any garden with an infusion of color. Learn about different kinds of annual plants, and how you can use them to enhance your landscape.

By Shane Wilson

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

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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

Perennial plants last for several growing seasons, and are a key element of any landscaping project. Learn about the different kinds of perennial plants, including flowers, herbs, grasses and foliage.

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

If you love gardening, you'll enjoy planting perennials for average soil. Many perennial flowers grow in average soil. In this article, we'll give you the list of average soil perennials, broken down by color.

By Editors of Consumer Guide

With dry soil, you may have trouble planting perennial flowers. In this article, we've gathered together a list of the best dry soil perennials for you to plant in your garden.

By Brandi Kleinert Larsen

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

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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

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

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Good soil is the first step to a great garden. The loose, dark earth of the gardens seen on television doesn't usually just happen, however. Learn how to make the most out of your soil.

By C. Colston Burrell

Without water, plants wilt and die. But too much water can be just as bad. Balancing plants' water needs is like having a healthful diet. Learn how to water plants.

By C. Colston Burrell