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8 Lessons on Stretching a Small Yard

Read on to learn a landscape designer's strategies for maximizing the beauty and utility of a modest-size lot.

A Coleus Garden Adds Color to Any Corner

The old-time favorite is better than ever, with more varieties to energize shady beds, potted plantings, and even sunny borders. Learn how to care for and grow coleus plants.

Window Planter Boxes: How to Create Beauty & Balance

Packed with potential, these mini garden landscapes can benefit from a few design tricks of their own. Here are some window box ideas that’ll be sure to impress.

Color Charms a Georgia Cabin's Rustic Revival

Jeep red, cowboy-boot yellow, and a green borrowed from the surrounding pine forest are just a few of the hues this serial renovator used to put her personal, painterly stamp on a 1910 cabin

50 State Flowers to Grow Anywhere

Show off your national pride with these favorites

Grow Espaliered Trees for a Slim Fit

Trained against a wall or trimmed into a living fence, espaliered trees and shrubs are an elegant small-space solution for any yard

8 Essential Elements for Planning a Cottage Garden

Now's the time to sketch out your plan for beautiful results in the spring. Here's how to get started

18 Tips for Decorating Your Garden

Ornaments add another dimension to a landscape and give it year-round appeal. Here, lessons from one striking space