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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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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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Create a potted centerpiece that brings spring indoors.
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Cultivate the essence of spring in a pocket pot by growing fragrant lily-of-the-valley weeks ahead of the usual gardening season.
Desert dish garden
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See how to make a desert dish garden that'll thrive in your home all year long.
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Horticulturist Gail Estka considers containers an art form in her Illinois yard. See how she creates drama with tropical plants and trees as well as texture, foliage and color schemes.

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