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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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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, 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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A window box adds living personality to your home. Sun or shade, there is a combo that will suit your setting and style.
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A lush rain garden in a small suburban Chicago backyard saves water, reduces pollution and provides a lot of fun!
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Add color to your landscape with easy-to-make stepping-stones you decorate with mosaics. Use the same technique for other mosaic garden projects.
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Welcome spring with a riot of color! Here’s how two Chicago gardeners energize their yard with early-season bulbs. Follow their tips to grow your own bright blooms.
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Working through 30 years of summer breaks and then retirement, two Iowa teachers molded an empty backyard into an A+ landscape. Strolling through their gardens offers lessons in creating a great yard...

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