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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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There is only one thing causing the size difference between these two clematis. Can you see what it is?

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My mom loved the the flourish of blooms that herald spring. Every year, the minute her magnolia bush flowered, I got a call. She would ooh and aah over the...

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A lifetime of study has taught one Wisconsin gardener that the key to a bountiful harvest is reinvesting in the soil itself.
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Follow your nose to one of these noteworthy Midwest gardens for dazzling rose displays and heaps of planting inspiration.
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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...

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Summer squash growers, has this happened to you? One week you’re admiring a clump of sturdy green vines sprinkled with blossoms. The next week you’re looking at a...

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Make a pretty string garden with tropical plants and houseplants. Here are step-by-step instructions.
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Inspired by music, an Ohio designer composed a rhythmic sequence of plantings that hits all the right notes from early spring through frost.
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Want to grow some tasty obscure veggies to serve family and friends? Me, too. After all, why should tomatoes get all the garden love? After overplaying my tomato...

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Spotlight the variety in your garden by creating a stunning fresh-cut bouquet in minutes.

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