Guide to low-maintenance gardening

From low-water plants to simple projects, our guide to easy gardening will make a green thumb out of anyone

30 easy gardening tips & projects

Discover quick fixes and easy, manageable projects to transform your garden

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Make comfort chic

Make comfort chic

Deck out a patio in a crisp, contemporary motif with these techniques.

Use big containers. A few large pots create a lot of drama; a dozen small ones go unnoticed.

Select one primary color. Go with one hue—say, orange—and use variations of it for variety.

Go vertical. Line up a row of imposing tall, narrow pots along a bare wall.

Keep it simple. Use just a few plants with strong textures—the restios in orange pots along the fence, for instance—to accent in streamlined style.

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