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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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Plant strawberries in a hanging basket for a quick crop with luscious rewards.
6 Stunning Ways to Display Your Blooming Branches
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Sure, you'll enjoy those gorgeous blooming branches in your yard, but why not snip a few to bring the beauty of the season indoors or to your front porch too? Here are 6 stylish ways to display...
6 Ways to Show Off Your Peonies
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Peonies are bold and beautiful on their own, but they also make the perfect accent to almost any bouquet. Here are six ways to display these bright blooms.
How to Divide Iris
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Iris—especially the reblooming varieties—can be so energetic that crowd control becomes necessary after a few years. This is your guide to dividing an iris.
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Turn an inexpensive basket into a miniature garden with our simple paint techniques and a handful of your favorite herbs or easy-to-grow flowers.
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Arrange a lush centerpiece inspired by nature for use indoors or out.
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.
A flower garden bouquet
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Design a bouquet with a wide array of florals, edibles and botanicals—even weeds. Follow these step-by-step instructions to build your own flower arrangement.
How to Make a Twig Terrarium
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Follow our step-by-step instructions to learn how to create tiny terrariums, where big concepts are condensed into small spaces.
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.

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