Small-Space Bird and Butterfly Garden You don't need a large yard to attract birds and butterflies. This compact garden includes wildlife favorites like bee balm, sedum, and butterfly bush. Taken together, these plants provide both food and shelter for visiting creatures of all sizes and types. Garden size: 9 by 6 feet.
No-Fuss Garden Plans via Better Homes and Gardens (plan downloads available) Tough-as-Nails Garden: Russian sage, lavender, and catmint are sure bets for an easy-care garden. These plants mix with others for a long display of color, texture, and fragrance. Garden size: 12 by 12 feet
Colorful Garden Plan for Partial Shade If your spot gets a bit of sun, you can have success with many sun-loving favorites. This garden plan combines just the right plants for those tough, in-between sunny and shady spots. Garden size: 8 by 13 feet.
Foolproof Garden for Shade Don't worry about what shade of green your thumb may be: The plants in this garden are practically bullet-proof. They add easy color to the front of your landscape. Garden size: 18 by 8 feet. Download this plan!
Brilliant Shade Garden Why not add a splash of color to a 6-by-7-foot shady spot in your yard? This garden is perfect for it. The show starts in spring with bleeding heart and goes into summer with bold red astilbe. A perennial geranium blooms throughout the summer and adds bold red foliage in fall.