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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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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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From fancy to rustic, portable to permanent, find an outdoor fireplace design to suit your home’s architecture and your living style.
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Your backyard is your private retreat. Enhance it by adding touches that make it special: a water feature, comfy seating, lovely plant beds, even just a hammock. Here is some inspiration.
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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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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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