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Garden Ideas & Inspiration

Our gardening guides will help you select plants, make a raised bed, create garden art, design a garden path, tackle quick-and-easy garden projects and save time in your garden.

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Pull together one of our quick-and-easy garden projects to...
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Whether you’re looking for small ornamental trees or taller shade trees,...
In this Chicago-area home’s landscape, intimate retreats and brilliant...
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Trees, shrubs, and frost-tolerant grasses and perennials ignite a passion...
Add exciting color to your autumn garden with these easy-to-grow trees and...
Time to tuck your garden into bed for winter!
Enjoy cooler temperatures, bountiful harvests and late-season blooms.
Plant bulbs, watch for frost and prepare for next year's lawn.
These flowers, grasses and other plants will add a burst of color and life...
Ornamental grasses add easy, airy beauty to Midwest gardens.

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Having just a sliver of yard in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood couldn...
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These Midwest-friendly cultivars, recommended by the West Michigan Dahlia...
Gail Estka designs more than 100 container gardens each year for her...
Not sure how to get started with heirloom seeds? Here's how.
Whether you’re looking for small ornamental trees or taller shade trees,...

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Download free desktop wallpaper images from our collection...

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