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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9 Heat-Tolerant Plants That Are Perfect for Container Gardening, According to an Expert
Expert-recommended favorites that will not only live but thrive in the hot Southern climate.
How to Grow and Care for Loropetalum
These easy-to-grow shrubs are blooming with potential and colorful florals.
How to Grow and Care for a Butterfly Bush
Gardeners and butterflies alike will fall in love with this fragrant and colorful plant.
A Lesson in Gardening the Old-Fashioned Way
With her grandmother's help, this gardener is taking us back to our roots, including the four plants you need to get started.
A Guide to the South's State Flowers and the Stories Behind Them
Learn about the blooming emblems adopted by each state in the region.

More Gardening Ideas

3 Reasons Your Tomato Plant Leaves Are Turning Yellow
Learn the common causes and ways to keep your plants growing healthy.
Why Tomatoes Split and How To Prevent It
Learn why tomatoes split and what you can do to save your fruits.
If Your Hydrangeas Are Drooping, the Summer Heat Isn't the Only Culprit

We've got all the info on how to wilt-proof your hydrangeas, according to an expert.