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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These good-looking perennials can weather whatever our Midwestern climate delivers. Best of all, they come back year after year with almost no attention on your part.
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Six acres of woods at this Illinois home come alive with color in early spring.
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Come along in search of the best nurseries to inspire spring planting.
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If drought, disease, or insect damage has you seeing red instead of cool green, maybe it's time to patch things up between you and your lawn.
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Planting vegetables or flowers in a raised bed amps up your landscape and harvest.
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Get your green-thumbed pals together to trade plants, swap tips and maybe even enjoy a scone or two as the spring gardening season begins.
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Ornamental grasses add easy, airy beauty to Midwest gardens.
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Create instant interest in your yard with garden art made from recycled or inexpensive materials.
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An Illinois master gardener shares her tips for taming a difficult landscape.
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Create an inviting habitat for butterflies with careful plant selection and placement.

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