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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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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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With big, blousy blooms that can be seen from across the yard, Japanese irises will bring a burst of color to your Midwest garden.
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Don't be afraid to grow roses. New varieties are so easy, you can just plant them and enjoy the boost of color they give your garden from late spring through fall.
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Peonies might bring to mind times gone by, but with a variety of forms and new colors, they're also the perfect way to update your garden.
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Celebrate the season with cheery, colorful—and Midwest-hardy—daffodils.

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