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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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Container Gardens with Pizzazz
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Horticulturist Gail Estka considers containers an art form in her Illinois yard. See how she creates drama with tropical plants and trees as well as texture, foliage and color schemes.
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These Midwest-friendly cultivars, recommended by the West Michigan Dahlia Society, put on a stunning show from midsummer to first frost.
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I’m no radish expert, but I am a sucker for these crunchy, water-packed little veggies that taste like the first days of summer. They remind me of my childhood,...

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I’ve gone to the dark side, of plants, that is. But in the plant world, even the dark side is pretty. And rich. And dramatic. And just the punch my embarrassingly...

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Gail Estka designs more than 100 container gardens each year for her Chicago-area yard. Here she shares some of her favorites.
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Not sure how to get started with heirloom seeds? Here's how.
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Whether you’re looking for small ornamental trees or taller shade trees, here are 20 ideas for trouble-free trees that will thrive in the Midwest.
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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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My mom’s beautiful flower gardens owe much of their splendor to seeds she saves year to year in assorted containers at the top of a kitchen cupboard. Toppling them...

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