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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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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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These reader-favorite container gardens, Midwest plant picks and yard designs will inspire your gardening plans.
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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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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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