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Spring gardening

Get ready for spring in the Midwest with our gardening tips and ideas, including how to plant daffodils, tulips, lilacs and other spring flowers. See Midwest gardens that are beautiful in the spring. Read about ideas for landscaping your Midwest yard, planting container gardens and using garden art.

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Great spangled fritillary
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Turn your backyard into a flying circus with annuals and perennials that butterflies can’t resist. An Illinois garden offers lessons in wooing nature’s winged wonders.
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Their pastel blooms last only a few fleeting weeks each year. But when you bury your face in a sweet-smelling bunch … bliss. The smell of springtime could hardly be lovelier—or easier to grow.
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A veteran Minneapolis garden writer transforms the breezeway between her house and garage into a dream potting shed. Read her tips and ideas for organizing the perfect potting shed.
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Lured by the fragrant promise of pink, hundreds of flower lovers flood the peony season opener at Red Twig Farms in Ohio.
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Garden while the snow still flies by starting seeds indoors. You’ll save money (seeds are much cheaper than plants), have more choices and play surrogate Mother Nature to new life.
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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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Create plant identification markers that are the finishing touch for your vegetable or flower garden.
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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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It's so easy—and budget-friendly—to grow certain annuals from seed. Here are five of our favorites for Midwest gardens.
Grape hyacinth
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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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