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At workshops in a renovated Saint Paul warehouse, stylist Jackie Reisenauer shares tips on how to make floral arrangements that capture the effortless essence of a summer garden.
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The diagnosis: An overworked Ohio physician. The cure: Transform an unused backyard into a sanctuary of water, native plants and wildlife.
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How does an Iowa garden catch the Smithsonian’s eye? With plant stories wrapped around the likes of Johnny Appleseed, Grant Wood and a band of German Pietists.
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Ohio florist Gretel Adams offers a fresh take on flower design trends—and what brides are requesting for their big days.
Heirloom peonies
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Hardy, fragrant and long-lasting, Midwest-friendly heirloom peonies bring character to the landscape and add charm to any container.
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Showing what it means to really eat local, Ohio chef Tricia Wheeler trades her lawn (and a weekly date with a mower) for a yard full of edibles.
How to make a tiny terrarium
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Whether you make terrariums for your home or for gifts, these petite gardens are sure to be a hit. Planting is simple, and twine, a leaf, and a sweet fabric flower add a pretty finishing touch.
Vertical garden
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Tight on space? Sick of bugs and weeds? Give your garden a lift by going vertical with a living wall, vertical planter or trellis.
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Here’s how to create a simple pond in a pot so you can enjoy water lilies on a sunny deck or patio.
Street-Sign Window Box
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Pair a vintage street sign with a salvaged container for a window box brimming with charm. Follow our step-by-step instructions for this DIY project.

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