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A pair of self-taught gardeners followed their hearts rather than fixed principles to cultivate color, joy and happenstance in their inviting, cottage-style suburban Ohio yard.
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Trade dried pantry herbs for seasonings plucked straight from your yard. Easy-to-grow herbs such as thyme, basil and sage add zest to your garden and table.
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Plant these low-maintenance perennials and shrubs—including hostas, peonies, yarrow, daylilies, catmint and switchgrass—for a carefree Midwest garden.
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Plain terra-cotta garden containers gain weathered-over-time style with our 3 easy techniques.
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Create a water feature in your yard with our tips for plant choices and container styles.
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The purple blossoms of Midwest-hardy lavender varieties perfume landscapes, homes and cooking.
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Visit Midwest lavender farms harvest stems, make a craft or taste lavender-infused goodies. Many are open limited hours and days; check before you go.
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Here are some new varieties and cutting tips for these ever-popular beauties, which like cool, moist, well-drained soil and morning sun.
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The fantasyland in this wooded Wisconsin garden reflects the owners’ joy in indulging their imaginations by creating colorful mosaics and reusing old objects.
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These eye-catching container gardens promise to look perky throughout the growing season. Just follow our recipes; all three thrive in full sun.

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