Summer Garden Tips

From mulching to edibles, discover 10 ways to refresh your summertime garden

12 Flowering Plants for the Summer Garden

Nick McCullough shares a dozen richly colored plants that will carry your late-season summer garden

Summer Party in a Chicago Garden

Restauranteur Rick Bayless throws open his backyard to celebrate the community he's built around cooking and growing

The Bulbs of Summer

Summer bulbs, which go in when the soil warms in spring, can be the easiest and most satisfying way to give your garden a hit of exotic color and fragrance during the hottest months of the year

Growing Lilies in Your Garden

For high drama and romance all summer long, the genus Lilium is a must.

Summer Shells

Notes from a Flower Farm goes on vacation and gets inspired by the seashore's shells for her latest flower arrangements

Garden Cocktails

Cocktail aficionados know that the warmer weather will yield fresh herbs, fruits, and vegetables suitable for incorporating into delicious seasonal concoctions

DIY Sun Printing on Fabric

Sun printing on fabric lets you use the plants in your garden to create beautiful patterns, and the resulting fabric can be made into clothing or a framed work of art

Sunflowers, Zinnias, and Dahlias

Now that Labor Day is behind us and the kids are heading back to school, Katherine Anderson of Marigold and Mint creates a few late summer flower arrangements with three favorite flowers of the season

10 Great Outdoor Fireplaces

With a sophisticated fireplace in the garden, you can create an endless summer even into the cool, crisp fall evenings

Heavenly Hydrangeas

More than summer decoration for seashore cottages or space-fillers along foundations, hydrangeas are versatile shrubs suitable for almost any garden in areas that experience some winter cold

Designing with Fire Outdoors

See how several designers artfully incorporate fire into landscapes to create relaxing outdoor retreats

Botanic Notables: 500 Shades of Passiflora

Summer is a time for lemonade, watering cans, and marveling at a beautiful oddity that creeps up our gates and fences—the passion flower

How to Grow Dahlias

May is a great time to plant dahlia tubers and Palmer gives step-by-step instructions, along with photos of her beautiful dahlia garden in bloom and her beautiful vases

Perennial Garden Design

Get ideas for flawlessly incorporating perennial plants and flowers into your landscape

Creating a Raised Bed Garden

Our columnist Kevin Lee Jacobs shows us how to build a raised bed garden and explains why it's easy to grow vegetables, flowers, and herbs in these convenient elevated beds

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