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Arrange a lush centerpiece inspired by nature for use indoors or out.
Heirloom peonies
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Hardy, fragrant and long-lasting, Midwest-friendly heirloom peonies bring character to the landscape and add charm to any container.
A flower garden bouquet
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Design a bouquet with a wide array of florals, edibles and botanicals—even weeds. Follow these step-by-step instructions to build your own flower arrangement.
How to Make a Twig Terrarium
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Follow our step-by-step instructions to learn how to create tiny terrariums, where big concepts are condensed into small spaces.
How to make a tiny terrarium
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Whether you make terrariums for your home or for gifts, these petite gardens are sure to be a hit. Planting is simple, and twine, a leaf, and a sweet fabric flower add a pretty finishing touch.
Vertical garden
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Tight on space? Sick of bugs and weeds? Give your garden a lift by going vertical with a living wall, vertical planter or trellis.
Best groundcovers for the Midwest
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Keep weeds at bay and boost your garden’s appeal with these easy-to-grow groundcovers for the Midwest.
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Here’s how to create a simple pond in a pot so you can enjoy water lilies on a sunny deck or patio.
Street-Sign Window Box
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Pair a vintage street sign with a salvaged container for a window box brimming with charm. Follow our step-by-step instructions for this DIY project.
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These creative chalkboard plant markers make the perfect gift for your gardening friends, and they’re super easy to make!

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