Spring gardening | Midwest Living

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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Welcome spring with a riot of color! Here’s how two Chicago gardeners energize their yard with early-season bulbs. Follow their tips to grow your own bright blooms.
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Working through 30 years of summer breaks and then retirement, two Iowa teachers molded an empty backyard into an A+ landscape. Strolling through their gardens offers lessons in creating a great yard...
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Fireplaces extend your time outdoors: You can move outside earlier in spring and stay there longer into fall. From fancy to rustic, portable to permanent, find a design to suit your home’s...
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Your backyard is your private retreat. Enhance it by adding touches that make it special: a water feature, comfy seating, lovely plant beds, even just a hammock. Here is some inspiration.
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Turn garden cuttings or store-bought blooms into showy summer centerpieces. Michael Gaffney, founder of the Chicago School of Flower Design, shares his floral-fashioning tricks.
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A few square feet can add up to one flourishing veggie bed. Just follow these mini-garden tips!
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It's easy to help the environment (and your budget, in many cases) while enjoying a great vacation, having a fine meal or hanging out with the neighbors. Check out these 10 practical ideas.
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This is what all those April showers were for! The garden is going great guns this month.
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Time to venture outdoors for some serious gardening -- planting, pruning and cleanup.
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Spring has sprung! Get out there and revel in the pleasure of gardening.

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