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Home+Garden: How Your Garden Grows

The dog days of summer can take a beating on Central Florida landscapes, but you can start planning now for ways to add a touch color to your yard, even during the hottest months. Here are 12 plant suggestions for showy blooms and/or colorful foliage.

Patience Pays Off

A unique, drought-tolerant garden design draws praise from the neighborhood and passersby.

Make a Splash

Fountains, pools and ponds bring life to your landscape

Rain or Shine

Tap into Florida’s free natural resource that falls from the sky.

I Love This... Fountain

Backyard Blockbuster

Turn your outdoor space into your own private movie theater.

Natural & Native

Florida’s indigenous plants are beautiful and beneficial to your landscape.

Step On It

Create a seamless look from indoor to outdoor with these all-weather rugs.

Birds of a Feather

Creating a hospitable environment for your winged favorites.

Hot Off the Grill

Expert tips for adding a little extra sizzle to your outdoor cooking.

Get Cookin'

Before you fire up the grill, make sure you have all the right tools.

Paving the Way

Remodeling with pavers can increase the enjoyment of your home—and the value.

Spirits to Warm the Hearth

Chilly Central Florida nights call for fire pits, friends and hearty cocktails.

Create a Splash

Three sleek designs for your backyard pool.