Gardening Ideas

Southern Living has gorgeous plans and how-tos for creative gardening ideas that will inspire every gardener to go outside and plant something. We also have tips, techniques, tools, and hundreds and hundreds of photos to get you on your way. We'll show you how to choose the best plants for your garden, what works best in your plant zone, and the latest trends in gardening ideas. Don't worry that it needs to be perfect. "A gardener learns more in the mistakes than in the successes," said gardening author Barbara Dodge Borland. We will make it easy and fun to amp up your gardener know-how and turn your outside into a flower- and plant-filled haven.

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Showstopping Hydrangea Varieties That Were Made for the Shade
From full-shade to filtered-light lovers, these hydrangeas are meant to flourish with minimal sun exposure.
The Ultimate Guide to Boston Ferns
Here's everything you need to know about Victorian-favorite Boston Ferns, from species, to pruning, potting, and problems.
Perennials That Will Last for Years in Your Garden
With the right care, these garden plantings will thrive for years.
How To Prune Pepper Plants
You prune your tomatoes, why not your peppers? Well-timed pepper pruning provides surprising benefits.
How Long Does It Take To Grow a Pumpkin?
Understanding how long pumpkins take to grow will help you plant them at the right time.
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A Guide to the South's State Flowers and the Stories Behind Them

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