BHG's Best Garden Ideas

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The secret to cultivating intrigue in the garden? "Always have a curve," Brian says. "You want to keep them guessing -- What's up ahead? What will I discover? You don't need a lot of space to achieve that." Stroll to the other end of this vine-festooned arbor and you'll come upon a 110-foot-long, 15-foot-high wall of water that pours over Roman pillars to create a misty veil for viewing the garden beyond./

21 Easy Ideas to Beautify Your Yard

Pergolas are commonly freestanding structures -- but you can attach a pergola onto the side of your house, shed, or garage, too. It's a great way to save space and add interest to an otherwise ordinary wall./

Add Interest to Your Yard with a Pergola

Enhance an existing structure with a pergola! They are commonly freestanding structures, but you can attach a pergola onto the side of your house, shed or garage, too. It's a great way to save space and add interest to an otherwise ordinary wall.

The most popular ornamental grass, feather reedgrass offers a distinct upright habit that looks fantastic all winter long. Like many grasses, this tough plant tolerates a wide range of conditions. Name: Calamagrostis 'Karl Foerster' Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil Size: To 6 feet tall Zones: 5-9 Plant This Grass Because: It has a nice architectural shape. Native to North America: No/

17 Top Ornamental Grasses

Feather Reedgrass The most popular ornamental grass, feather reedgrass offers a distinct upright habit that looks fantastic all winter long. Like many grasses, this tough plant tolerates a wide range of conditions. Name: Calamagrostis 'Karl Foerster'

Blanket flower (gaillardia) is a drought- and heat-tolerant perennial wildflower that provides long-lasting color in a sunny border with poor soil. In red, gold, or brown, its daisy-like, 3-inch wide, single or double perennial flowers bloom through the summer and into the fall. Although often short-lived, it is easy to grow and will flower the first year from seed./

26 Best Perennial Varieties for Your Garden

Blanket Flower, drought and heat tolerant perennial wildflower that provides long-lasting color. In red, gold, or brown. Summer to Fall.

Sweeping fabric shades -- made from yardage, sheets, or other suitable material -- add elegance and beauty to a backyard patio space. Plus, they can be used to shield family and friends from intense rays at key times of the day. In place of a more expensive light fixture, repurpose vintage elements into decorative backyard focal points. Here, nonworking chandeliers are outfitted with candles and trailing vines. /

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Sweeping fabric shades -- made from yardage, sheets, or other suitable material -- add elegance and beauty to a backyard patio space.

Who says you have to grow lettuce varieties separately? Sowing several types together creates your own mesclun mix, which is simply a combination of various salad greens. The Wildfire Lettuce Mix pictured here combines 'Outredgeous', 'Garrison', 'Blackjack', 'Tango', 'Royal Oak', 'Parris island', and 'Saladbowl' lettuces for a colorful salad garden in a single bed./

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Savor the warm afternoons by working through this month's gardening to-do list. Don't miss these April gardening tips for the Northwest

The first step in developing a formal garden is to know the basics. Formal gardens often feature a simplistic, geometric design, as seen here in Cindy Griffith's Illinois garden. A low boxwood hedge lines a pathway and creates planting pockets for astilbe, hosta, and Annabelle hydrangeas./

Create Formal Style in Your Landscape

Formal gardens often feature a simplistic, geometric design, as seen here in Cindy Griffith's Illinois garden. A low boxwood hedge lines a pathway and creates planting pockets for astilbe, hosta, and Annabelle hydrangeas.

See how to purchase, plant and care for your balled and burlapped trees and shrubs in 8 steps.

How to Plant Balled-and-Burlapped Trees & Shrubs

See how to purchase, plant and care for your balled and burlapped trees and shrubs in 8 steps.

Learn the ins and outs of when it's safe to start planting your garden annuals.

When Can I Safely Plant My Annual Flowers in the Garden?

Pansies are old-fashioned favorite flowers that are always popular. Learn how to select pansy flowers, including ever-popular purple pansies. Get the basics on pansy care, including how to grow pansies with other flowers.

Amp up your curb appeal with our easy landscape ideas.

Easy Landscaping Ideas

Easy Landscaping Ideas Landscape design is easy when you break it down into individual ideas. Check out some of favorite landscape ideas and strategies for making a beautiful yard.

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