Gardening

Why All of My Friends Are Buying the Same Blanket

If you like sitting outside, this is the blanket for you.

6 Innovative Camping Products

You might never want to go inside again.

7 Fresh Paint Ideas for the Front Door

Looking to give your house’s façade a facelift? Start with a fresh coat of paint on the door. Fives designers share their favorite hues for this spot.

How to Keep Your Garden Thriving All Summer Long

Beat the heat and keep your garden in tip-top shape this season.

How to Care for Hydrangeas

Expert tips, whether they’re in a vase, potted, or in the ground.

4 Brilliant Ways to Use Aloe Beyond Treating Sunburn

This spiky plant can do more than just soothe your crispy skin.

15 Impossible-to-Kill Outdoor Plants

With summer in full swing, it’s hard not to admire the yards and gardens around town that are filled with greenery and colorful blooms. If you’ve always assumed that your yard was too dry, too shady, or that the soil was too sandy to support such beautiful plants—guess again. In fact, these common problems may just inspire you to get more creative with your plant picks. With expert advice and care tips from a couple of plant pros, we’ve ID’d 15 pretty plants that will thrive in even the least plant-friendly spaces. Fragrant, flowering dianthus will not only survive in sandy soil, but it will also fill your backyard with color and a lovely, slightly spicy scent. If you have a shady yard that doesn’t get much sun, skip the grass and carpet the ground with common oak sedge, which adds textural interest to the area. With these hard-to-kill plants readily available at nurseries and garden centers, there’s no reason to let a dry, low-light space stop you from creating a showstopping backyard.

How to Plant Pumpkin Seeds

You could have a pumpkin patch right in your own backyard.

9 Gardening Tips for Beginners

Four experts tell you everything you need to know to get growing—even if you don’t have a green thumb.