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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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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.
DIY Garden Projects
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Time to spruce up your backyard, deck, porch or garden! Give one of these DIY projects a go and create a container garden, window box, centerpiece, plant markers, terrarium and more.
8 Miniature Flower Arrangements You'll Love
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We're thinking small with fun ways to display those itsy-bitsy blooms.
Dogwood spheres
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Twist colorful redtwig or yellow twig dogwood cuttings around woody vines to create earthy garden decor in minutes.
How to Force Hyacinth Bulbs In a Vase
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With nothing more than forcing vases, bulbs, and some water, you can fill your home with blossoms and fragrance.
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Plant strawberries in a hanging basket for a quick crop with luscious rewards.

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