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

Top plants for an easy garden

Low-maintenance, low-water plants you'll love for their beauty and easy care

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Magical outdoor room

9 beautiful easy-care plants

Up the serenity in your own garden room with these easy-care, low-water plants

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Blanket flower

Top 50 water-wise plants

These plants grow effortlessly in low-water conditions and bloom in an array of colors

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California rooftop garden

12 great drought-tolerant plants

These unthirsty succulents, flowers, and grasses will thrive with little care — even on a roof

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Planting & care tips

Best ferns for a low-water garden

These luxuriant ferns don’t need to drink a lot to be happy. Get our tips on the best types to plant and how to care for them

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Create a land-sea connection

How to create a sea-creature succulent garden

Boldly colored. Drought-tolerant. With the wonderful world of succulents, you can mimic an underwater look with plants

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Grass with Purple Seeds

10 favorite ornamental grasses

See how to use beautiful, easy-care clumping grasses in garden beds and pots

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Houseplants

9 super-chic houseplants

Striking shapes, sizes, and colors make them more spectacular than ever. Plus: Easy care tips

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