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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Why Are My Tomato Leaves Curling? Here Are 3 Common Causes
Pests, herbicides, or environmental factors can all cause tomato leaves to curl. Learning to recognize the cause is the first step toward solving this common problem.
How We Re-created the First Southern Living Cover
Fifty years and several hurricanes later, Southern Living returns to Mobile, Alabama, with two truckloads of azaleas.
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.

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Invasive Ferns Species You Should Avoid Planting Outdoors

Ferns are a go-to plant for Southern porches, but when it comes to foreign fern species, tread carefully.