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Bursts of colorful flowers, including purple coneflower, violet cranesbill, blue catmint, and white and lavender phlox, punctuate the boxwood hedges and sculptural obelisks.

Colorful Cottage Garden

Warm and Cheerful Trio | Heat-tolerant geraniums, calibrachoas, and mecardonias in bright red, yellow, and purple shout a welcome in a cheerful way. |

101 Container Gardening Ideas

Beat the Heat | The ideal focal point or space filler in an area that receives full to partial sun, this container is filled with 'Baby Tut' dwarf papyrus, elephant's ear, 'Blackie' sweet potato vine, and 'Vogue Audrey' mandevilla. |

101 Container Gardening Ideas

Get Growing! Delicious Summer Squash | Grow fresh, tender summer squash all season long right in your own backyard. |

Get Growing! Delicious Summer Squash

Elephant's Ear Plant Care | Listen up: Make room in your summer garden for the dazzling tropical beauty of elephant’s ears. |

Elephant's Ear Plant Care

Chicken Coop | Backyard chickens are all the rage, because people crave fresh eggs as much as homegrown veggies. |

Dream Garden! It Even Has a Chicken Coop

Create a Summer-Ready Backyard!

18 Ways to Get Your Backyard Ready for Summer

Romantic Stair Step Pots | 'Caliente Pink' geraniums, 'Surfinia Rose Veined' petunias, and 'Techno Heat Light Blue' lobelias create a soft and feminine color palette for this doorstep welcome. |

101 Container Gardening Ideas

The South's most seductive vine, wisteria makes us swoon one week and swear the next. The key to success is curbing its enthusiasm. Here's how. |

Wisteria Pruning 101
  • Mandy Pierce

    My neighbor's wisteria took over my yard. I am slowly but surely pulling up the basket weave of vines. If I never see a wisteria vine again I'll be very happy.

  • Judi Pyles

    They are so beautiful and smells so good

Cottage Courtyard Garden | These up-front flowers are woven into a tapestry of shrubs, roses, natives, herbs, and vines transforming the front yard of this Tudor cottage from boring to charming. |

The South's Best Gardens

Flowers That Plant Themselves | Sure, they're called annuals, but buy their seeds once, and you'll have blooms year after year. Check out our favorite blooms that come back. |

Flowers That Plant Themselves

Pick the Perfect Garden Container | Whether you're a container-gardening novice or you'd like to expand your existing collection, our simple guide will help you select a planter. |

Pick the Perfect Garden Container

The Secluded Garden | This small, secluded garden, tucked into trees and shrubs two steps up from the terrace, is a garden within a garden. Splashing water from a fountain and a color scheme centered on white, chartreuse, and green make it feel cool and private. |

The South's Best Gardens

Reflecting Pool | Water lilies, lotuses, underwater anacharis, and water hyacinths thrive in the 22-inch-deep reflecting pool, keeping the water cool while removing the nitrogen that the goldfish and frogs leave behind. |

Tour a Classical Virginia Garden

Classical Virginia Garden | A proper upbringing is one way to describe garden design tradition in Virginia. Its symmetrically planned allées and vista views have a pedigree back to the ancients. Who can argue with several millennia of success or Jefferson's own lasting local touch? |

The South's Best Gardens

Terra-cotta or fiberglass? Whether you're a container-gardening novice or you'd like to expand your existing collection, our simple guide will help you select a planter. |

Pick the Perfect Garden Container

How To Keep Cut Hydrangeas From Wilting | Keep these gorgeous flowers wilt free with our tried-and-true secrets. |

How To Keep Cut Hydrangeas From Wilting

Pink Nature-Inspired Planters | The natural hues of the sweet potato vine and pennisetum make the trio of pink geraniums, petunias, and angelonias pop. |

101 Container Gardening Ideas