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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 pair of self-taught gardeners followed their hearts rather than fixed principles to cultivate color, joy and happenstance in their inviting, cottage-style suburban Ohio yard.
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Trade dried pantry herbs for seasonings plucked straight from your yard. Easy-to-grow herbs such as thyme, basil and sage add zest to your garden and table.
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My mom’s beautiful flower gardens owe much of their splendor to seeds she saves year to year in assorted containers at the top of a kitchen cupboard. Toppling them...

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Plant these low-maintenance perennials and shrubs—including hostas, peonies, yarrow, daylilies, catmint and switchgrass—for a carefree Midwest garden.
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Often ignored because of their fussiness in the heat, spring-blooming primroses can thrive in the Midwest if you select the right cultivars and give them a little attention. As woodland natives,...
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Plain terra-cotta garden containers gain weathered-over-time style with our 3 easy techniques.
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Sure, a garden gate marks the entrance to your property but it also signals what's beyond. Set the tone with one that reflects your style.
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Try Mason jars, floating candles, salvaged materials and more for stylish outdoor lighting.
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When you’re ready for fresh ideas as you plan this year’s garden, Northwind Perennial Farm in Burlington, Wisconsin, beckons with native plants and architectural salvage.
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Add life to your yard by installing a birdbath. You'll be rewarded with fluttering, splashing and birdsong—and a piece of garden art you can use in creative ways.

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