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Fern by a stream.

The best way to get into gardening is to start with the basics. Easy-care plants that are disease and deer-resistant can give you that early sense of accomplishment that will lead to more successes as you build your gardening skills. Choose plants that prefer sun or shade, matching their needs to your garden. Can’t decide what to plant? Find inspiration in the links below and by visiting local gardens. There are many online sources for plants and seeds, but local garden centers, farm markets, and nurseries will also carry what you need.