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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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Try Mason jars, floating candles, salvaged materials and...
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Turn an inexpensive basket into a miniature garden with our simple paint...
Arrange a lush centerpiece inspired by nature for use indoors or out.
Heirloom peonies
Hardy, fragrant and long-lasting, Midwest-friendly heirloom peonies bring...
A flower garden bouquet
Design a bouquet with a wide array of florals, edibles and botanicals—even...
How to Make a Twig Terrarium
Follow our step-by-step instructions to learn how to create tiny...
How to make a tiny terrarium
Whether you make terrariums for your home or for gifts, these petite...
Vertical garden
Tight on space? Sick of bugs and weeds? Give your garden a lift by going...
Best groundcovers for the Midwest
Keep weeds at bay and boost your garden’s appeal with these easy-to-grow...
Here’s how to create a simple pond in a pot so you can enjoy water lilies...
Street-Sign Window Box
Pair a vintage street sign with a salvaged container for a window box...

Garden Favorites

Sure, marigolds make great bedding plants, but their bold blooms also...
Want to have a few friends over without going to a lot of work? The ideas...
Turn an inexpensive basket into a miniature garden with our simple paint...
Arrange a lush centerpiece inspired by nature for use indoors or out.
At workshops in a renovated Saint Paul warehouse, stylist Jackie...
The diagnosis: An overworked Ohio physician. The cure: Transform an...

Decorate Your Desktop

Download free desktop wallpaper images from our collection...
Let Midwest gardens bloom on your desktop with free...
Enjoy the beauty of the Midwest on your computer with some...

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