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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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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.
Vertical garden
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Tight on space? Sick of bugs and weeds? Give your garden a lift by going vertical with a living wall, vertical planter or trellis.
Best groundcovers for the Midwest
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Keep weeds at bay and boost your garden’s appeal with these easy-to-grow groundcovers for the Midwest.
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Here’s how to create a simple pond in a pot so you can enjoy water lilies on a sunny deck or patio.
Street-Sign Window Box
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Pair a vintage street sign with a salvaged container for a window box brimming with charm. Follow our step-by-step instructions for this DIY project.
How to Make a Living-Roof Birdhouse
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Here's a bird-friendly DIY project just in time for spring.
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These creative chalkboard plant markers make the perfect gift for your gardening friends, and they’re super easy to make!
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A colorful cottage garden in a big container will thrive throughout the summer.

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