Southern Garden Ideas. Once you start to look at all the incredible gardening ideas out there—from a magnolia-filled field to a succulent container garden, your inspiration board can fill up fast. Some of our best landscaping ideas include adding height with planters and baskets, and creating spaces where outdoor party guests can sit, relax, and enjoy drinks and company.
In fact, these sun perennials and full sun plants only need watering once a week since they can sip rather than guzzle water. It's a cinch—all you need is a container (a planter in true gardener speak), potting soil, some plants and you're ready to go. Each of these yard landscaping ideas is both attractive and functional, so let them stir your imagination.
These plants have had years to adapt to local growing conditions.
Your yard will become the envy of your neighbors with the help of Southern Living's Ultimate Garden Guide, our Special Collector's Edition filled with ideas, inspiration, and tips to help you grow the most beautiful containers, beds and borders.
Successful flower gardening in the South means growing plants that can take the intense heat and humidity. Ultimate Kitchen Garden Say hello to the potager of our dreams, designed by renowned gardener Jon Carloftis. The planting between the sidewalk and street helps soften the front yard plantings; the result is privacy that's not.