15 of the Best Annuals for Vivid Fall Color

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If you think the end of summer means the end of vibrant color in the garden, we have a surprise for you. Here are 15 eye-catching annual plants that are sure to liven up your autumn landscape. Read on to discover an array of robust options and get ready to grow them in your outdoor space, right here on Gardener’s Path.

Beautiful Blooms: Add Azaleas to the Garden

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These beautiful blooms are showy and gorgeous, but the azalea can be picky and temperamental if conditions aren’t just right. We’ve put together an informative overview of what to expect when planting this lovely shrub, along with a few handpicked suggestions for your garden. Read more now on Gardener’s Path.

How to Make a Fresh and Festive Holiday Sparkle Centerpiece

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Arranging fresh flowers for the table is easy when you follow these instructions for our festive holiday sparkle centerpiece. Choose flowers from your local market, make a container from an everyday item, and use your garden’s off-season treasures to craft glittering accents. Let’s get started, here on Gardener’s Path.

Dusty Miller: A Plant That Really Shines

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An old-timey species with a name to match, dusty miller (Jacobaea maritima) is as easygoing as plants come. Dependable and attractive foliage adds value to the garden, and it is virtually pest free. Read all about it on Gardener’s Path to see what makes this silvery plant a must-have option for any outdoor space.

Xeriscaping Your Yard for Efficiency and Aesthetics

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Have you heard of xeriscaping? Often associated with desert climates, it’s much more than succulents and cacti. This sensible landscape style conserves water, reduces garden maintenance, and provides habitat for endemic species. Learn all about its aesthetics and efficiency here on Gardener’s Path.

The Complete Guide to Dividing Perennials

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Perennials provide long-lasting garden beauty. To get the best performance and value from these landscape stalwarts, the simple task of plant division serves many purposes. Learn more about the plant health, garden design, and budget-boosting benefits of dividing perennials – read more now on Gardener’s Path.

Put Your Green Thumb to the Test: Arranging Foliage From Your Garden

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Do you have a garden? If so, the makings of beautiful foliage arrangements are at your fingertips. Learn simple techniques for arranging flowers and greenery grown in your own backyard. From selecting containers to cutting focal flowers, this simple guide from Gardener’s Path introduces the basics of an age-old art that you’re going to love!

Reinventing the Cottage Garden to Fit Today’s Busy Lifestyle

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A beautiful cottage garden will take you back in time – but you don’t need to put in hours of work to grow your own. Bring fragrance and color while you learn how to plant to avoid weeding, and to keep your plants going year after year. Learn how here on Gardener’s Path. Read more now.

7 Outstanding Salt Tolerant Shade Perennials

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Shady patches of the garden by the roadside can be problem areas, where little will grow due to runoff with a high salt content. We’ve compiled a list of the best salt-tolerant perennials for shade, and we’re eager to share it with you. Read more now on Gardener’s Path.

Juglone in Pecan Leaves Can Harm Plants

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As a close relative of black walnut, pecan also produces the strong toxin juglone. This toxin is poisonous to people, animals – and plants. Its presence can make it impossible to grow some kinds of plants under these trees. Read on to learn about juglone in pecan trees and how to work around it.