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Looking for a fuss-free perennial that’s attractive, dependable, deer-resistant, multiseasonal and extremely long-lived? Meet baptisia—a prairie native whose beautiful spires are reminiscent of the...
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Gardening in miniature brings whimsy and imagination to any space. Here are some tips for how to create your own fairy garden.
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Grow a desert-inspired tabletop garden with hardy succulents. Here are tips for getting your container garden started and caring for your succulents.
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If you’ve ever watered a pot of chives, you’ve grown alliums (aka ornamental onions). Now meet the rest of the family.
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Create a tasteful (and tasty!) privacy screen along a sunny deck or patio with a wall of potted herbs. You can build it in a few days­—and snip flavor all summer long.
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Wooden crates—vintage or new—make sturdy container gardens as well as storage solutions for garden tools. Check out our ideas for using crates to hold flowers, store seedling pots, corral garden...
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Does your garden just need a pop of purple? Click or tap ahead for some of our favorite purple plants for Midwest gardens.
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For this year’s can’t-miss plant picks, we peeked into the test garden outside our office and asked a panel of Midwest experts for their favorite blooms.
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Combine fall blooms with natural elements of the season such as dried grasses and wheat to create centerpieces and other fall accents for your home.
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The past decade’s frenzy for fantastically diverse dahlias brings these summer-to-frost stunners from the back of the border to the front, plus into containers and bouquets.

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